Man City Women's striker Toni Duggan apologises for Louis van Gaal photo

Manchester City and England women's striker Toni Duggan has apologised for posing for a photograph with Louis van Gaal in the wake of City's derby defeat on Sunday.

Duggan, 23, posted the photo of herself and two teammates with the Manchester United boss at a restaurant on her Instagram account just hours after United's 4-2 win at Old Trafford.

Duggan, who joined City from Everton in 2013 and has also made 16 appearances for England, was subjected to abuse on social media after her post, which was subsequently deleted.

Duggan posted on Facebook on Tuesday: "I would like to apologise to all MCFC fans for the error of judgement I made last night.

"I now appreciate the significance of my actions and can assure everyone connected with Manchester City that I am proud to represent the club and wear the shirt."

Duggan and her teammates were out celebrating City's 3-1 win over Birmingham City Ladies in an FA Women's Cup quarterfinal which was also played on Sunday.