Manchester United got back to winning ways with a relatively comfortable 2-0 victory away at Burnley this afternoon.
Jose Mourinho will no doubt have been delighted with the result, but Marcus Rashford’s red card will be somewhat disappointing, particularly as it was so needless.
The Wythenshawe-born attacker got himself in a tangle with former Red, Phil Bardsley, before seemingly moving his head towards Bardsley’s, which in the modern day game is a red card every time.
I understand that it’s probably hard to keep your composure in the heat of the moment, but it does his team no favours whatsoever, and no, United will be without the youngster for the next three games as it was a sending off due to violent conduct.
Rashford will miss the games against Watford (A), Wolves(H) and Derby County in the Carabao Cup (H) after the sending off – leaving manager Mourinho with one less option for three winnable fixtures.
The only real positive that we can take away from this is the fact that Rashford will no doubt learn from his mistakes. Thankfully it happened in a fixture that we won rather than one that could have cost us the result. It’ll make him grow as a player and I’d highly doubt that something like this will happen again.