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Moreno: “I’m sorry but tackle on Shaw was fair”

Hector Moreno has apologised to Luke Shaw for the tackle that saw the Manchester United left-back suffer a double-leg fracture, but insisted he did not mean any harm.

Shaw was stretchered off while receiving oxygen after 15 minutes, as a reckless challenge from the PSV defender snapped his right leg. After the game, Louis Van Gaal said the challenge should have been punish with a red card, but Moreno insisted the challenger was a fair one.

“I don’t know what happened, I don’t remember,” he said.

“I just feel really bad because I was involved in the accident. I feel really sorry.”

“I think not (that it was a foul),” added the Mexican defender, who suffered a similar injury when Mexico lost against Holland at the World Cup in 2014.

“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 myself that situation like that during the World Cup and it’s bad.”

Van Gaal has expressed some hope Shaw might return this season but the 20-year-old, who will undergo surgery today, is unlikely to play again before the end of the campaign.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. richard donkor

    16 September 2015 at 10:47

    Shaw will get well very soon am praying for him because am a man.united fun and its pains mi a lot.

  2. Julian

    17 September 2015 at 08:46

    The ref allowed some very strong challenges to go unpunished before the Shaw incident. If they had happened in the EPL they would have produced immediate yellows. So by allowing the earlier challenges the ref set the tone for the game with tragic consequences.

    We often complain about EPL refs being too quick to clamp down on over aggressive tackling but this experience shows they do so with good reason.

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