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John O'Shea Remembers Iconic Luis Figo Nutmeg In Brilliant Advert

John O'Shea Remembers Iconic Luis Figo Nutmeg In Brilliant Advert
Rudi Kinsella
By Rudi Kinsella
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It has been 20 years since John O'Shea's iconic nutmeg on Luis Figo, that went down in history for both Ireland and Manchester United fans alike.

The folks over at Just Eat have created a Last Dance style mockumentary centred around the iconic nutmeg, and it makes for quite an entertaining watch.

O'Shea features in the hilarious fake documentary, which pretends that the fame went to O'Shea's head after he pulled off the fine bit of skill.

With cameos from the likes of Shay Given and Owen Colgan, it's a seriously well-put together piece of advertising by Just Eat.

And fair play to O'Shea too, who plays along brilliantly with what they asked him to do.

John O'Shea's iconic nutmeg remembered

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While the advert claimed that O'Shea let the moment go to his head, in reality it was the opposite that happened.


O'Shea, ever the professional, actually said that he would have taken 100 nutmegs if it meant his side beat Madrid on the night.

Last year, he told the official Man United podcast: "It’s crazy the amount of people that still talk about it and mention it. It was just one of those things…

“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.”

Just last week, O'Shea announced that he would be stepping back from his role as a coach with Stoke City to focus on his commitments with the Republic of Ireland.


O’Shea told Stoke’s official website: “I would like to thank everyone at Stoke City for their help and guidance last season and wish the club good luck for the future.”

The Waterford man will instead be putting his efforts into his role alongside Stephen Kenny with the Ireland senior team.

See also: Ivan Toney Handed One Of The Longest Bans In Premier League History



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