Manchester United got back to winning ways last time out against Burnley. No doubt Jose Mourinho is thrilled.
However, it wasn’t all plain sailing – particularly in the second-half as Marcus Rashford saw red for an apparent ‘headbutt’ on former United man, Phil Bardsley.
It was a moment of madness from the young man, in an act that was certainly out of character. He reacted and lashed out when he absolutely didn’t have to. Now, he’ll sit out the next three games due to his act of violent conduct.
Shortly after the match, Rashford took to Twitter to express his sorrow and disappointment at the event. In the classy tweet, he apologised to fans and everyone at the club.
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) September 2, 2018
Sometimes, that’s football. He lost his head for the first time in his professional career. That’ll happen from time-to-time. Hopefully, he’ll learn from the event and become a better player because of it.
The time he’ll spend sitting the next trio of matches out will only make him see how daft it was to get himself embroiled in a one-on-one battle. But, we tend to forget that he’s young. At the end of the day, he’s practically a baby at 20 years of age.
It’s time for Rashford to put it behind him, go out and enjoy international duty and come back hungry. At least it happened i a win rather than a defeat.