MANCHESTER UNITED goalkeeper Nathan Bishop has issued a public apology to Wrexham star Paul Mullin after leaving him injured in a pre-season friendly.

League Two side Wrexham beat Premier League opponents United 3-1 at the Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego on Wednesday morning (July 26).

Goals from Elliot Lee, Aaron Hayden and Sam Dalby ensured victory over a youthful United side.

But, the real talking point came just 15 minutes into the match when Bishop and Mullin collided just outside the box.

The incident left Mullin writhing around on the floor in agony and needing an oxygen mask.

It was then revealed post-match that the forward had sustained a small puncture to his lung as a direct result of the clash.


Bishop, who was booked following the challenge, has since apologised to Mullin, stating that it was a 'genuine accident'.

He has also wished the striker a 'speedy recovery'.

Taking to Twitter after the friendly, Bishop wrote: "Just wanted to share my sincerest apologies to @PMullin7. A complete misjudgement and a genuine accident with 0 malicious intent at all! Wishing you the speediest recovery and hope to see you back scoring goals as soon as possible!"

Mullin was taken to the UC San Diego Health Hospital, where he posted a selfie to his Instagram story from his hospital bed to tell fans he was 'all good'.

He later Tweeted to say that he had been discharged from the hospital.

It is as yet unknown how long Mullin will be out of action for, but it is expected that he will miss the start of the 2023/24 season.

The Reds kick-off their return to life in the English Football League with a home match against MK Dons at the Racecourse next Saturday (August 5).