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Redknapp: I didn’t see how RVP was going to get killed

Manchester United's Robin van Persie (centre right) and Swansea City's Ashley Williams (centre left) have a confrontation during their Premier League draw. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire Manchester United's Robin van Persie (centre right) and Swansea City's Ashley Williams (centre left) have a confrontation during their Premier League draw. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Monday, December 24, 2012
10:22 AM

Harry Redknapp has dismissed Sir Alex Ferguson’s claims that Robin van Persie could have been killed by Swansea’s Ashley Williams, claiming he’s seen worse.

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The Swans defender kicked the ball at the back of the Manchester United striker’s head during yesterday’s 1-1 draw and it prompted the Red Devils’ boss to slam the centre back’s actions in the strongest terms and call for a retrospective ban.

But Queens Park Rangers manager Redknapp doesn’t believe it was a serious as his Manchester counterpart made out.

“I didn’t see how he was going to get killed,” he said in this morning’s press conference ahead of the R’s Boxing Day clash at home to West Brom.

He added: “He [Williams] kicked the ball at him and the whistle had gone but I’ve seen worse things on a football pitch.

“I’ve got more important things to worry about than whether Williams kicked the ball at Van Persie. It wasn’t a nice thing to do but he doesn’t look that type, Williams.

“He looks a fantastic centre half. He’s been absolutely brilliant for Swansea and looks a really good sort.

“He knew what he was doing but it’s happened so what can you do about it now?”

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