Nani sorry for red

Red Devils ace sorry for dismissal

Nani has apologised for being sent off in Manchester United's 4-1 weekend victory over West Ham.

The former Sporting winger was foolishly sent off on Saturday for head-butting Hammers defender Lucas Neill.

United were in control of the match at 3-1 up, although his dismissal failed to hinder his team-mates as Michael Carrick's second half effort wrapped up the win.

Nani has now conceded his actions were 'thoughtless'; however, he maintains his innocence, claiming he was provoked.

"I recognise my action was a thoughtless one," said Nani. "But I also have to say I was provoked and attacked.

"I regret what I did and want to publicly ask for forgiveness."