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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.