Dundee United boss Micky Mellon is set to tone down his goal celebrations after he over celebrated Lawrence Shankland’s recent wonder goal against St Johnstone.

Players and managers have been advised to modify their celebrations by the football authorities in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

However, Mellon admitted that he broke those rules when celebrating Shankland’s strike. As a result, he has apologised, and is now going to celebrate differently.

“Just instinctive”

“It was just instinctive, wasn’t it?” he said (The Courier).

“I broke every Covid rule and I apologise for that. Football is a game that you love, and you show your real emotions” Mellon admitted.

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Dundee United manager Micky Mellon (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The United boss admits that it won’t be easy not to celebrate the goals the way he used to. However, he is going to try and controls his emotions going forward. He does also back the Government’s call for players and managers to curb celebrations.

“Have to get better”

“I have to get better at that, maybe count to 10 then start reacting. But I understand what the government are saying – I get that. We have to get it right” Mellon explained.

He and his players are set to try their best going forward to make sure the celebrations aren’t as enthusiastic as normal.

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Micky Mellon is set to tone down his goal celebration (Photo by Steve Welsh/Pool via Getty Images)

“I’m sorry about that moment, but we try our best, and we will try our best. It is difficult in such an emotional game if you are all-in like I certainly am.”

Dundee United are next in action against Hamilton on Saturday. Should they find the back of the net, expect Mellon to be far more reserved.

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