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Martinez defends McManaman tackle

March 18, 2013
By ESPN Staff
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has defended striker Callum McManaman by insisting the player did not have a"nasty bone" in his body as the furore over his horror tackle on Massadio Haidara continues to rage.

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McManaman became an instant target for Newcastle United abuse after his ugly two-footed, knee-high tackle forced January signing Haidara to be stretchered off just before half-time in Wigan's 2-1 win.

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