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Manchester United: Luke Shaw on the tackle that nearly ended his career

by | 26th, August 2016

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw has been talking with the Guardian . His return from a badly broken leg has been arduous a double break caused by a tackle when United played PSV Eindhoven on September 15 2015.

Is he angry with the tackler, PSV’s Héctor Moreno?

“I partly blame myself. I’d run into their penalty area and I should have shot with my right foot but I wanted to come inside. I wanted to be on my left foot. And then, obviously, the tackle. I don’t even want to think about the tackle, to be honest. At the time I thought: ‘Give him the benefit of the doubt, it wasn’t actually a bad tackle.’ But the more I’ve seen it since, the more I think: ‘You know, that was actually a really bad challenge.’..

The memory has not faded.

 “To be fair to him, he did come to say sorry. He came to the hospital and I saw him face to face in my room. I was quite sympathetic at the time – ‘Aah, look, you can come in, it’s fine’ – but at the end of the day it was me lying there with a broken leg, and I went through so many bad times since then I did start thinking about it some more. It really annoys me they [Uefa] gave him man of the match. Some people were saying it was a good challenge, others were saying it was a bad challenge. For me, it’s a bad challenge.”

Immediately after the tackle, Shaw felt little or no

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