Manchester United striker breaks silence on red card against Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

More than three weeks on from Tottenham Hotspur’s 6-1 demolition of Manchester United at Old Trafford, Anthony Martial has finally broken his silence on the red card he received against the Lilywhites.

Tottenham were on top even before the home side were reduced to ten men around the half-hour mark but Jose Mourinho’s men certainly capitalised on Martial’s sending off and ran riot in the game.

The incident that led to the Frenchman’s red card was quite controversial as Erik Lamela went down to the ground after being allegedly struck in the face by the Man Utd forward.

Replays showed that both players were involved in the altercation and some pundits suggested after the game that Lamela should have also received his marching orders along with Martial.

Spurs fans certainly would not have minded Lamela’s antics, with the Argentine having a reputation for ruffling the feathers of the opposition.

While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was extremely critical of the Tottenham midfielder at the time, Martial insisted that he will learn from the incident.

Speaking ahead of Man Utd’s Champions League game against Leipzig last night, the former Monaco man told the club’s official website: “For sure, it [the red card against Spurs] really does you good, especially when you’re talking about big games like these in the Champions League.

“That red card was my first ever and it’s something that I will learn from.

“But it will at least allow me to work even harder in training to come back even better.”

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