PSV Eindhoven defender Hector Moreno has visited Luke Shaw in hospital, alongside his manager Phillip Cocu, and the Manchester United left-back reacted well despite his horrendous injury.
Shaw could have been forgiven for feeling a little bitter towards Moreno, who wasn’t booked for the challenge which resulted in a double fracture of the 20-year-old’s right leg, but the United full-back appreciated the visit.
This is according to The Sun, who quote a source at the Eindhoven hospital where Shaw is currently receiving treatment as saying: “Moreno and Cocu handed Shaw some gifts and said how sorry they were over what happened. Luke really appreciated their visit and the goodwill messages.”
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Moreno was apologetic after the incident, which happened during the first half of the Champions League group stage match between PSV and Manchester United at the Phillips Stadion on Tuesday night.
The Mexico international, 27, was quoted by BBC Sport as saying after the match: "I just feel really bad because I was involved in the accident. I feel really sorry."
United and their fans angered by Moreno tackle
However, Manchester United were left fuming, per the Daily Mail, after Moreno - who went on to score the equalising goal - was named Man of the Match by UEFA.
Many supporters felt Moreno shouldn’t have been on the pitch after his tackle on Shaw, although former referee Howard Webb told BT Sport on Tuesday night that he believes the challenge was unfortunate but fair, while ex-Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane risked incurring the wrath of the Red Devils’ faithful by describing the tackle as a “brilliant challenge”.
Shaw to undergo second operation today
Shaw, according to Sky Sports, will undergo a second planned operation later today to close the wound - which you can see HERE, thanks to a Snapchat message apparently sent by the player himself - on his right leg.
The England international is expected to be out until March at the very earliest, although there is a risk he could miss the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign and next summer’s European Championships in France.
Manchester United fans: will you team’s season suffer without Luke Shaw? Should Marcos Rojo or Daley Blind play at left-back? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!