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

10:22 24 December 2012

Manchester United

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

PA Wire

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.

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?”

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live July 28

 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest QPR news

Steven Caulker in action for QPR (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Southampton have confirmed the loan signing of QPR defender Steven Caulker.

James McCarthy of Everton  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

The latest transfer news and rumours involving the London clubs.

Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

QPR owner Tony Fernandes has admitted he could lose his key players this summer, but only if his £15million valuation is met.

Pedro Rodriguez of FC Barcelona (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

It is set to be another busy week in the capital and here are Tuesday’s main transfer stories from around the web.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Read more
Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more
Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Read more