Hector Moreno sorry for accidental tackle on Luke Shaw

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Hector Moreno has insisted that the tackle that broke the leg of Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw was an accident.

The heavy challenge managed to break Shaw's left leg in two places, leaving the 21-year-old at risk of missing the entire season as well as Euro 2016.

While the tackle was firm, the referee deemed it fair and replays show that Shaw's leg got caught under Moreno's body after the PSV defender had won the ball.


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Moreno has only recently recovered from a leg break himself. The Mexico international sustained the injury while playing against the Netherlands, who were, ironically, managed by Louis van Gaal, at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Van Gaal was understandably unhappy with Moreno's challenge, but the player himself insists that he never intended to cause Shaw any damage and feels 'really sorry' for both the England international and his family.

Frank apology

Moreno told reporters: "I don't know what happened, I don't remember. I just feel really bad because I was involved in the accident. I feel really sorry.

"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 during the World Cup and it's bad. It's difficult to say what happened. Now I just hope he will be back as soon as possible."

Insult to injury

The Manchester United players were visibly shaken by Shaw's injury but still managed to take the lead in the 41st minute thanks to clever footwork and a tidy finish from Memphis Depay.

However, adding insult to injury, Moreno scored the equaliser during first-half stoppage time. PSV's Luciano Narsingh would go on to head the winner in the 57th minute.

With tough games against CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg lying in wait, Manchester United's chances of qualifying out of their group have taken a significant blow.

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