John O’Shea’s Reaction to Figo’s Nutmeg Shows how he was the Ultimate team player

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The former Ireland and Manchester United defender was speaking on the official Manchester United podcast during the week and was asked about his greatest moment in the Red Devils shirt. Of course that famous nutmeg on Luis Figo came up and the Waterford mans answer sums up the class of the man.

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“It’s crazy the amount of people that still talk about it and mention it. It was just one of those things…

“I was pure shocked. The game itself… it was weird, because when you’re left back the scenario for me would be easier coming back into the right foot. Obviously I’m naturally right-footed.

“Thankfully, when I did it, I was actually able to keep the ball and keep possession.

“But I would have gladly let Figo nutmeg me 100 times and we win the game, if you know what I mean. The fact that they went and knocked us out was annoying.

“I’ll always remember the manager saying afterwards… about our ages, and the level you need to get to to be dominant in Europe, and understand European football.

“They’d done us. It took a while to get there, but we did in the end.”

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