Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has given his thoughts on the controversial incident that took place between Manchester United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop and Wrexham forward Paul Mullin.

The pair were involved in a collision during the 3-1 win for Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Wrexham side. It seemed a fairly innocuous incident but the striker had to be taken off and supplied oxygen after one of his lungs were punctured as a result of the collision.

Foster comments

Foster, who joined Wrexham back in January on a free transfer, spoke to the United Stand, a United fan channel, about the incident itself.

“I feel so bad for Nathan (Bishop),” Foster said. “He’s heartbroken, honestly he’s absolutely heartbroken. I’ve passed Paul Mullin’s number onto Nathan so he can get in touch with him. He’s absolutely gutted.”

The incident came as Erik ten Hag watched on as a very youthful United side were beaten comfortably on the night but there was certainly some positives to take out of the performance from a few youngsters.

Manchester United v Wrexham - Pre-Season Friendly
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Phil Parkinson comments

The comments from Foster on Bishop came after Wrexham’s current boss, Phil Parkinson, spoke out about his team’s unhappiness with the goalkeeper’s actions in a rather fiery interview.

“I’m fuming about it, I’ve got to be honest with you,” Parkinson said. “It was a clumsy, reckless, challenge in a pre-season game and I’m not happy with it at all. I haven’t seen the goalie and he’s probably best steering clear of us for the time being because we’re not very happy.”

Bishop, who is set to move to Championship side Sunderland according to The Northern Echo, apologised on social media after the game.

Nevertheless, United, according to The Telegraph, were not very happy with the comments made by the Welsh club’s manager.

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