PSV Eindhoven defender Hector Moreno says he’s really sorry for injuring Manchester United defender Luke Shaw on Tuesday.
Shaw is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a double leg break in United’s game against PSV on Tuesday in the Champions League. The challenge ended up going unpunished by Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli.
“I don’t know what happened,” Moreno said to 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.”
Moreno himself suffered a broken leg during the 2014 World Cup in a game against the Netherlands after a challenge by Arjen Robben.
“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.”
United manager Louis van Gaal spoke about his left back after the game.
“It is awful – a boy who comes to Manchester United at 18, has it very difficult and then plays fantastically and then this happens. When he was in the dressing room he had an oxygen mask on. He was crying.
“I am not a doctor but when you have a double fracture it is six months and he will not play in the group phase. I hope he can play again this season.”
Shaw wrote a message on Twitter on Tuesday thanking people for their support.
“Thank you everyone for your messages, words can’t describe how gutted I am, my road to recovery starts now, I will come back stronger.”