Davies apologises for challenge

Bolton’s Kevin Davies has apologised to Tom Cleverley after a challenge by the attacker left the Manchester United midfielder with ankle ligament damage.

The injury is not as bad as first anticipated, but it is believed that the 22-year old will be sidelined for four weeks after the incident.
Davies has been the focus of some of the Old Trafford fans’ criticism, but has revealed that he did not mean to hurt the England under-21 international.

“I spoke to Tom Cleverley, because I was made to believe he had got a fracture or something. I didn’t realise after the game, with what was going on with the game, so I put a call in to him and he was fine,” the veteran forward told Sky Sports News.

“I am pleased that there is no serious damage for him. After that, there was a tackle on (Patrice)Evra, mistimed, and I got a yellow card which was deserved. So, for me, I’m not sure what it’s all about.”

News has emerged that a comment on a fake Tom Cleverley Facebook account has added fuel to the fire, whilst Davies has stated that the hurt player has accepted the apology.

“By all accounts he had a fake account saying I didn’t offer an apology. But I didn’t know. If I had known, of course I would have gone and seen him,” he continued.

“That’s why I got his number and put the call in. I actually texted him and he rang me back and said he had seen the tackle and didn’t think it was that bad. So, it’s all fine. It’s all done and dusted for me.

“It’s a contact sport. It’s a derby. I’m trying to do my bit for Bolton to win the game. That’s a side of my game. For me, it’s done and we move on,” he stated.

Cleverley will now miss United’s Champions League opener against Benfica on Wednesday at the Estadio da Luz, whilst Davies will look to put Bolton’s 5-0 drubbing behind him, as his team take on Norwich at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday.

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