Hector Moreno speaks out about challenge that broke Luke Shaw’s leg

Luke Shaw

The PSV Eindhoven defender has apologised to the Manchester United man.

PSV Eindhoven defender Hector Moreno has apologised for the challenge that broke Luke Shaw’s leg, but claims the tackle was not a foul, as per The Guardian.

The England international suffered a sickening injury in his side’s 2-1 defeat at the Philips Stadion on Tuesday night, with injury to the full-back compounding matters for Louis van Gaal’s men.

The Mexican centre-half made a last-gasp challenge on Shaw in the first half of the Champions League clash, resulting in a double fracture for the former Southampton star.

However, despite saying sorry for the challenge, Moreno has state that he had to malicious intent in tackling the Manchester United man.

“I don’t know what happened,” Moreno is quoted as saying by The Guardian.

“I don’t remember, I just feel really bad because I was involved in the accident. I feel really sorry.

“I think it was not a foul, I think I played the ball, but in this kind of situation I don’t care if it was a foul, I feel bad for him, for his family.

“I don’t know how bad it is. I had that situation myself during the World Cup. It’s difficult to say what happened. Now I just hope he will be back as soon as possible.”

Manchester United fans will be distraught with the injury, as the attack-minded wideman had started to show consistency for club and country over recent months.

The blow for Shaw means a rejig in the Red Devils’ rearguard, with Marcos Rojo coming into centre-half and Daley Blind pushing out to the left last night after the injury.

Shaw’s chance of representing England at Euro 2016 now hang in the balance, with the defender expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the domestic season.

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