Wigan boss Bruce: Amr Zaki just like Man Utd hero Hughes

Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce has likened matchwinner Amr Zaki to former Manchester United teammate Mark Hughes. Zaki hit the winner against Manchester City yesterday from the spot and Bruce said: "He is that sort of type, he has the same physique as Mark. "He is a throwback - and that is no disrespect to the old-fashioned centre-forwards. "Zaki played with enormous appetite, he is as strong as a bull, and both Richard Dunne and Micah Richards know they have been in a game.

Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce has likened matchwinner Amr Zaki to former Manchester United teammate Mark Hughes.

Zaki hit the winner against Manchester City yesterday from the spot and Bruce said: "He is that sort of type, he has the same physique as Mark.

"He is a throwback - and that is no disrespect to the old-fashioned centre-forwards.

"Zaki played with enormous appetite, he is as strong as a bull, and both Richard Dunne and Micah Richards know they have been in a game.

"Emile Heskey and Zaki were awesome up front. When you play against Dunne and Richards you know you are going to take a physical battering."

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