ICYMI: Héctor Moreno’s tackle against Luke Shaw in PSV’s 2-1 victory over Manchester United resulted in the latter suffering an awful double fracture in his right leg. There’s no denying that it was an extremely dangerous challenge – one that will leave the Englishman sidelined for at least six months – but to say that it was in any way intentional would be ludicrous.
Moreno was afflicted by a similar injury in 2014, when Arjen Robben fractured his left tibia in the World Cup. So if anyone is aware of just how devastating a long-term injury of this nature can be, it’s Héctor Moreno.
After tweeting his best wishes to Shaw, news has come to light that Moreno plans to visit the United man in the hospital at some point today. PSV Sporting Director Marcel Brands told ESPN that Moreno “was sad because he knows what this is like. He suffered an injury that was just as serious last year, and since he was on the field, he knew that he didn’t look well. Héctor is a very courteous player and he was also affected by what happened.”
Moreno was later named Man of the Match by UEFA, after scoring the game-tying header in the closing minutes of the first half. Bad decision by the governing body of European fútbol?