Manchester United have reacted to claims that midfielder, Ander Herrera ,deliberately spat at Manchester City crest at half-time of their (United) 3-2 win over City on Saturday.
Footage appears to show the Spanish midfielder spitting on City’s badge as he made his way towards the tunnel at the Etihad following first-half goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkuy Gundogan.
The Telegraph, UK, had earlier reported that City branded Herrera’s behaviour as“disrespectful and immature.”
However, the Red Devils said Herrera was, “mortified” following suggestions that he spat at City’s crest on purpose.
A Manchester United spokesperson said, “Ander has seen the footage of the incident and is mortified at any suggestion that his actions were deliberate.
“It was entirely accidental and there was no intent whatsoever.”