Man Utd legend Andy Cole slams Nunez comparison insisting ‘I’m no ham-and-egger’

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    Manchester United legend Andy Cole passionately lashed out at “disrespectful” comparisons between him and Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez.

    Just after Christmas, the five-time Premier League winner took to Twitter to vent his bemusement over a post comparing him with the struggling Uruguayan. At the time, Nunez was guilty of missing some gilt edged chances for the Reds in what was a very rough patch for him and Jurgen Klopp's side.

    Cole netted 187 goals and contributed 62 assists in 414 appearances in the Premier League, during his time with Newcastle, the Red Devils, Blackburn, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth, and Sunderland. Considering his impressive goal return over the course of nearly 15 years of top level football, Cole thinks he is entitled to more recognition and respect.

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    “You know what, I’m going to get this right,” Cole brusquely said on behalf of Best Sports Betting Canada in an exclusive interview with Daily Star Sport, when asked if he is frustrated about the comparisons. “Frustrated? No. You know what it is, it’s a lack of respect, that’s what it is. It’s not frustration, it’s a lack of respect.

    “Over some time now, this lack of respect has been coming on more, and more, and more. Now, whatever people think of me and whatever people think I achieved in my career, there’s a lot of players who people believe are better than me who have not achieved anything I have achieved.

    “I need to start mentioning things about this, because it is disrespectful. I’ve been retired 12 years, I am still the fourth highest goalscorer in Premier League history and I’ve been retired 12 years, yeah?

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    “In all this, in all of my 187 goals, I scored one penalty. Yet, everyone talks about me as if I am some ham-and-egger, who couldn’t play the game, and was lucky to achieve what I achieved.

    “If I have been so lucky, and I had been an average player, how the hell have I achieved anything? It wasn’t frustration, it’s a lack of respect I have been shown throughout my career and even more so when I am retired? So, I’m starting to put that record straight.”

    Despite the staunch defence of himself, his achievements, and his goal record, Cole did go out of his way to explain he has no issue with Nunez as a person or a player. “I think everyone who looked into and read what I said, [would know] I was not being disrespectful to Nunez," Cole added.

    "I don’t know the fella. He’s had a tough time, new league, new challenge, he gets into good positions and misses chances – that’s football.

    "If a goalkeeper makes a save, everybody turns around and says he has missed a wonderful chance. What is the goalkeeper doing, isn’t the goalkeeper doing his job?

    "He’s doing his job by making a save. So, I just need to get that off my chest.”


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