Marcus Rashford apologises to Manchester United after headbutting Phil Bardsley ten minutes after coming on
The Red Devils held on to win 2-0 despite Rashford's red card
Marcus Rashford has issued a heartfelt apology to Manchester United after receiving a red card for violent conduct on Sunday afternoon.
The 20-year-old was brought off the bench by Jose Mourinho with United 2-0 up against Burnley at Turf Moor.
After winning a penalty and finding success against Phil Bardsley with his electric pace, the England international looked set for a productive afternoon.
But a moment of madness almost cost his side dear when, after a rather robust challenge by Bardsley, the starlet appeared to butt heads with the former United defender.
UNITED GAMES RASHFORD WILL MISS
- v Watford (A) – Premier League
- v Wolves (H) – Premier League
- v Derby (H) – Carabao Cup
Referee Jon Moss confidently flashed a red card after the ensuing melee had calmed down, with the youngster taking to Twitter to apologise for his actions.
He wrote: “Emotions got the better of me, I shouldnt of [sic] reacted like that.
“Sorry to everyone at the club and all the fans #MUFC”
Mourinho will now be without the speedy winger for three games because it was a dismissal for violent conduct.
Rashford will now join up with England boss Gareth Southgate ahead of the friendly against Spain next weekend.