Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett has revealed that he was offered some advice from manager Louis van Gaal after his red card in the stunning loss to Leicester City, and the youngster believes these words have enabled him to learn a valuable lesson.
Blackett was sent off for a challenge on Jamie Vardy during that incredible afternoon at the King Power Stadium, and the penalty that came as a result was converted by Leandro Ulloa to complete a quite astonishing victory for the newly-promoted side.
The 20-year-old's sending off resulted in him serving a one-match suspension against West Ham, a game that Manchester United won, and Paddy McNair's impressive debut in Blackett's absence saw the latter left out against Everton.
Blackett is now determined to get back into the Manchester United first XI having started the season as a surprise first-choice and says his meeting with Van Gaal ensured he was able to take the positives from what was a difficult experience.
"It is definitely something I can learn from. It was a heightening occasion and was something that I have to put in the back of my mind," Blackett told the official Manchester United website.
"It was disappointing for me because I got sent off, but also for the team as we didn't perform to our best. The manager spoke to me afterwards and explained there were other options I could have chosen, rather than bringing the player down. It's definitely something I've learned from and will remember."
Blackett was came on as a sub for Manchester United during the 2-1 victory over Everton on Sunday afternoon.
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