Video: “Bad tackle” caused broken leg in stunning PSV upset over Man U
Tuesday was a bad day for Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal. Not only did his team lose 2-1 against PSV in Eindhoven, but one of his players Luke Shaw suffered a broken leg in what Van Gaal calls a "bad tackle".
The injury happened in the first 15 minutes of the match. PSV player Hector Moreno floored Shaw in the penalty box. Shaw was severely injured and had to be hospitalized. "He has a double leg fracture", Van Gaal confirmed after the game. Shaw may have to undergo surgery in Manchester. "It is awful. After a difficult year, he played a fantastic second season and then this happens." The coach has not had a chance to speak with his player because he was wearing an oxygen mask "and crying".
Moreno also regrets the injury to Shaw. "I'm very sorry for him. I had no intention of hurting him. I wish him strength. This really was not the intention. I know what it's like to be injured for long. I wish it on nobody. I wish him and his family good luck", the Mexican defender said according to the Volkskrant.
PSV coach Philip Cocu also expressed his regret. "That's a very nasty injury. He is young and important for the team. It is terrible that this happened to him. But I do not believe that it was Moreno's intention to injure him. It was an accident. Hector feels very bad about it."
Cocu is very pleased with his team's victory. "I am more than proud of the team. It was truly a team effort."