Raphinha sends public apology to Xavi & Ferran Torres after Man United

Barcelona star Raphinha has, on Thursday night, sent an apology message to all associated with the club.

This comes owing to his behaviour in the club’s latest outing.

Brazilian wide-man Raphinha, of course, grabbed the headlines in Catalunya earlier this evening, during the club’s Europa League showdown with Manchester United.

En route to an eventual 2-2 stalemate, the former Leeds United standout bagged both a goal and an assist, amid a fine all-round display.

An otherwise stellar night’s work for Raphinha, however, was soured late on at the Camp Nou.

This came upon boss Xavi surprising the masses, in opting to haul the gifted wide-man - who looked the hosts’ biggest threat - off for Ferran Torres.

Raphinha, for his part, was not shy in making his feelings with the decision clear, looking furious as he made his way from the pitch before continuing to remonstrate whilst on the bench.

Speaking to the media post-match, it therefore came as little surprise when the subject of his evident frustration was put to the 26-year-old himself.

And Raphinha, to his credit, was quick to issue an apology message to all of manager Xavi, fellow wide-man Torres, the rest of his teammates and even Barcelona’s supporters:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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