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.

Rashford saw red for this off-the-ball incident with Bardsley

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.


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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

Jon Moss had no choice but to send the youngster off

Jon Moss had no choice but to send the youngster off

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.

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