Nani sorry for losing his head.
The Portuguese star headbutted West Ham skipper Lucas Neill in Saturday's Barclays Premier League win at Old Trafford, earning himself a three-match ban. He also faces internal disciplinary action, with manager Sir Alex Ferguson vowing to "deal with" the player.
"I recognise that my action was a thoughtless one, but I also have to say that I was provoked and attacked," said Nani. "I know it serves as no excuse, but that's exactly what happened.
"I regret having done what I did and I have to be thankful for the fact that my teammates secured a win that was extremely important to us.