Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has given his perspective on his red card against West Ham, and revealed he apologised to his teammates after the game.
The club captain insisted he intended no malice towards his opponent, attempting only to break up the play, but will not appeal the decision.
He told ManUtd.com: "It was probably the right decision, I saw the West Ham player making a counter-attack and I tried to break up the play, but I just misjudged it.
"Of course I did [apologise]. I think everyone knew [I was in the wrong]. It’s always tough against 11 men when you are a man down, especially when they are throwing a lot of balls into the box as West Ham were doing, so I am grateful that we held out."
Rooney had scored the game's opening goal in the 2-1 win which lifted United up to seventh in the Premier League table, yet they have only half the number of points (8) as leaders Chelsea do with 16.
The England captain has picked up a staggering 97 yellow cards over the course of his club career, and the sending off against the Hammers was his fourth red card and second straight red.