PHOTO: Antonio Valencia apologises, but not to England's Raheem Sterling

Antonio Valencia

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia has apologised for his red card, but not to Liverpool's Raheem Sterling.

England's friendly with Ecuador turned out to be anything but, with two red cards doled out after an unsavoury clash at the end.

A rivalry from the North-West of England came to the fore, with Manchester United's Antonio Valencia involved in a scrap with Raheem Sterling.

The Ecuadorian was fuming after Sterling's wild tackle from behind, and raised his hands leading to both being red carded.

After the match Antonio Valencia posted the above message on Twitter, which translates as:

"I apologise to the country, my colleagues, for the expulsion of today. But most importantly, I'm fine."

Notably there was no apology or reference to England's Raheem Sterling.

Valencia once suffered a broken leg, which was a possible reason for his angry reaction. FIFA have since confirmed neither player will be suspended for World Cup matches.

One thing is for sure, there will be even more spice for when Manchester United take on Liverpool next season and the two players meet again.

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