PSV Eindhoven defender Hector Moreno has said he feels “really sorry” after making the challenge that saw Manchester United full-back, Luke Shaw, break his leg.
The 20-year-old left-back sustained a double leg break (to his tibia and fibula) and had surgery on Tuesday after the Red Devils’ 2-1 defeat in their Uefa Champions League opening defeat in Eindhoven.
He will stay in hospital in Eindhoven to continue early recovery, United have announced.
Shaw was given oxygen while he received treatment on the pitch for 10 minutes after the tackle which happened in the 15th minute of the game. It was also confirmed that he was in tears in the dressing room.
Moreno did not think his challenge was a foul, despite United boss Louis van Gaal describing it as “very bad.”
“I just feel really bad because I was involved in the accident. I feel really sorry,” Moreno said.
“I think not (that it was 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. I don’t know how bad it is. I had myself that situation like that during the World Cup and it’s bad. I just hope he will be back as soon as possidle.”
United signed Shaw from Southampton in June last year and he made 20 appearances for the club in an injury-blighted campaign.
He has started all of their eight games this season and in England’s European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland.