Deal Off: Mexico Star Hector Moreno Will Not Join Manchester United This Summer

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World Cup ace not heading to the Premier league after all.

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Mexico international defender Hector Moreno will not be heading to Manchester United this summer after he suffered a tragic leg break in Sunday’s World Cup defeat to the Netherlands, according to the Daily Star.

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The Espanyol defender was being tracked by both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur and was all set to spark a move to the Premier League, though it has emerged that he suffered a fractured tibia in his left leg just moments before half time in the 2-1 defeat, and is now in line for a five month layoff on the sidelines.

The injury has ruled out the 26-year-old’s summer move as new United boss Louis Van Gaal had been keen to bring him on board to the club.

Van Gaal will now be forced to extend his search elsewhere as he is in desperate need of some fresh defensive cover following the departures of experienced duo Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

The Mexican moved to Europe in 2008 when he joined Dutch side AZ, and after three happy years in Alkmaar he went on to join the Catalan side, where he has made over 100 appearances.

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