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Man Utd's Saha denies glass jaw claims

The French striker has been plagued by injuries since joining United and some supporters have been frustrated by what they perceive as a reluctance to play through the pain barrier.

"Anyone who says I was not willing to play to play until I was 100 per cent fit is not telling the truth," he said in the Sunday Mirror .

"I have never refused to play for the team, yet I was hearing claims about me not being psychologically committed.

"The people who criticise me don't know that three years ago I was playing games despite having a knee that I couldn't bend more than 90 degrees."

Saha admits he did not take much satisfaction from his own contribution to United's success last season, and is determined to play a bigger role this term.

He revealed: "I have to confess that when I collected my medal I was really sad.

"Obviously everyone takes some of the credit for winning the title, but I didn't feel I had played a big enough part in our success.

"I was reduced to a few games and, while we all celebrated, I still had this empty feeling inside.

"That's why my aim this year is to stay fit and show people the real Louis Saha."

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