Nedum Onuoha brilliantly fired back at Micah Richards, on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport, after his critical comments on Tottenham forward Heung Min Son from the weekend.
Richards stated that Son stayed down a ‘long time’ after that controversial incident involving Scott McTominay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Replays showed that the Manchester United midfielder got a small touch on the Tottenham speedster’s face, but after the challenge, he opted to stay down for some while and receive treatment – all of which resulted in the away side having a goal chalked off.
Richards was critical of that, but Onuoha, who played with him at Manchester City, was hilariously quick to remind him that he was exactly the same.
“He did stay down a long time,” said Richards. “I was at the game and the way he stayed down I thought he had a serious injury. When you look back at the reply, and I am not calling a cheat or diver, I am one of Son’s biggest fans. I think he’s a great player. But that was a little bit over the top.
Onuoha responded: “Maybe, but listen you because you have a short memory.
“When I was on the bench and you were down then I had to spend five minutes getting warmed up. And you would get up five minutes later, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves now. Your playing career wasn’t that long ago.”
Richards laughed and added: “Hold on, chief, these people don’t know that. You are not supposed to tell anyone my secrets.”
Onuoha then stated: “I am here to tell the truth. I have had enough of you getting on this platform and talking nonsense. You are the same as Son. It’s just part of football (Son’s antics).”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated after the match that if his own child acted in the manner in which Son did then he wouldn’t feed him after.
That sparked a pretty strong response from Jose Mourinho, who wasn’t having any of Solskjaer’s claims, as posted by Sky Sports.
Either way, with Solskjaer replacing Mourinho at Old Trafford a couple of years ago, it has provided an added edge to this fixture now.