Manchester United are livid that UEFA awarded PSV Eindhoven’s Hector Moreno the man of the match award despite the defender breaking Luke Shaw’s leg during the fixture, Mirror reports.
Moreno made a sliding tackle that left Shaw with a double fracture in his right leg, and the England defender will be out for at least six months to recover from the injury.
However, the PSV ace went on to score the equalizer that helped his side to a 2-1 victory , and was praised by UEFA with the man of the match accolade.
This has therefore left the Red Devils furious, as they feel that the decision to give Moreno the award was extremely thoughtless given his earlier action in breaking Shaw’s leg.
A Man United source read: “We found it strange and disappointing that UEFA made him their man of the match after what happened to Luke.”
But Moreno himself has issued an apology, claiming that he had no intention of hurting the United left-back and empathised with the situation, after he himself also sustained a broken leg in the 2014 World Cup.
“I just feel really bad because I was involved in the accident,” said the 27-year-old. “I feel really sorry. 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 had myself a situation like that during the World Cup and it’s bad. It’s difficult to say what happened. I just hope he will be back as soon as possible.”