Manchester United's defender Antonio Valencia issued an apology yesterday for his tackle on Real Salt Lake's Sebastian Saucedo during a pre-season friendly.
Manchester United's defender Antonio Valencia issued an apology yesterday for his tackle on Real Salt Lake's
"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."
Mata left the Rio Tinto Stadium with a swollen ankle and is a doubt for the Manchester derby in Houston in the early hours of Friday.
During a post-match interview Mourinho confirmed he had ignored the referee's request to substitute his player and commented: "
"That’s what happens. Some other actions were a bit dangerous. It’s young people with enthusiasm playing against Manchester United but it’s a friendly match and it’s a different mentality."