Former Manchester United striker gets two bookings in first 12 minutes of fiery game

Mame Biram Diouf has had a day to forget in the Bundesliga.

Manchester United could have had a bad day today, but just about managed to claw it back against Stoke City … but for one former Manchester United player today was certainly a bad day.

Manchester United snapped up young Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf in May of 2009.

Hearing of the talented striker’s goalscoring exploits through former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manager of Diouf’s at Norwegian side Molde FK, they made a move, signed him, then loaned him straight back to the Norwegian side.

But his time at United was always going to be attritional and in the end it proved fruitless.

Despite scoring on his home debut for the club against Burnley he always faced an uphill battle to get minutes in the Old Trafford side.

With the likes of Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Cristiano Ronaldo and Javier Hernandez for competition it was always unlikely he was going to become a regular at the club.

He spent time out on loan with Blackburn Rovers but in 2012 he left for Bundesliga outfit Hannover 96 for an undisclosed fee.

And he quickly got back to his goalscoring exploits.

He bagged 10 goals in his first 15 games and last season was again in top form bagging 17 in 36 - an impressive overall record for the Bundesliga outfit of 27 goals in 51 games.

Today however he had a bad day at the office, or more to the point was the subject of a referees poor day at the office.

He was shown two yellow cards in the first 12 minutes, with the second in particular a surprising booking for an apparent dive.

It was harsh, and Hannover went on to lose the game 4-1 to Hoffenheim in a heated atmosphere.

And as you can see in the video below, Diouf was very unhappy with the decision…

image: © apasciuto

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