Source: Daily Mirror
A FOOTBALLER sent off for elbowing an opponent returned home after the game and attacked his girlfriend.
Scott McManus, 22, got drunk after FC United’s FA Cup clash with Brighton, Salford magistrates heard.
He returned to the home he shared with his partner, 20, in Prestwich, Manchester, and when she quizzed him over why he wanted to sleep apart, he hit her, using a duvet to muffle her cries.
Former Man United trainee McManus admitted assault and got a 16-week suspended prison sentence.