Smith holds no grudges
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alan Smith bears no ill-feelings towards those supporters who attacked his ambulance.
Manchester United striker Alan Smith says he bears no ill-feelings towards those supporters who attacked his ambulance after he was injured at Anfield earlier this year.
Smith was rushed to hospital back in February after suffering a horrendous leg break during The Red Devils' FA Cup loss to Liverpool.
The former Leeds United ace remembers little about the incident after the accident, but thinks people should focus on the positives and not the aftermath in the Merseyside streets.
Smith was quick to thank Liverpool for their support and is set to thank them personally when he goes head to head with The Reds at Old Trafford on Sunday.
"Unfortunately, people drag up the tiny part about the ambulance," explained Smith. "We are talking about one person in a million.
"It is sad we always seem to want to dwell on the negatives rather than the positives. I never really noticed anyway, so there are no negative feelings from my point of view.
"For every individual doing something like that, there were loads and loads, particularly at Liverpool, who wished me well. John Arne Riise got in touch, as did most of their players.
"You cannot put a price on the lengths people will go to in an effort to try and help you, most of which is not seen.
"If the people from Liverpool had not acted as swiftly as they did, the situation could have been a lot worse and it will be nice to have a chance to thank them personally on Sunday."