Popular Manchester United star makes an apology to the fans

Antonio Valencia has apologized to the Manchester United fans after getting himself sent off in the encounter against Real Salt Lake.

Manchester United claimed a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake in a friendly encounter in the United States on Monday but rather than the result, the main talking point after the game was the red card received by United defender Antonio Valencia.

Valencia made a crunching tackle from behind on Sebastian Saucedo and it was believed that the Ecuadorian committed such a nasty challenge as retribution to the Salt Lake player injuring Juan Mata in the first half.

Manager Jose Mourinho was handed the opportunity to substitute Valencia by referee Allen Chapman but after the offer was refused, the 31-year-old was given his marching orders.

Now Valencia has spoken about the controversial incident and has gone on to apologize to the fans for his moment of madness. The right-back was quoted saying by the Manchester Evening News, “It was my fault. I hope that it doesn’t happen in an important competition like the Premier League or the Champions League.

“It was a friendly. I want to apologise to the fans and my team. I hope it will not happen in the future. It was my mistake. The boy was very excited and he wound me up a bit and I hope it doesn’t happen in the future.”

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