Manchester United defender Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture of his right leg in the Champions League Group B defeat to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.
The England international is set for a long spell on the sidelines as he suffered a horrific injury on Man United’s re-entry into the Champions League group stage. Louis van Gaal’s side lost a match they should have won to begin the phase.
Luciano Narsingh and Hector Moreno found the net as the Dutch champions recorded a narrow triumph over the Reds on their first Champions League contest in 17 months. Moreno scored an equalizer for the home side five minutes after Memphis Depay’s opener. Ten minutes after the break, Luciano put his club ahead for the first time in the game.
The left-back Shaw was trapped in a reckless tackle from Hector Moreno when bursting into the opponents’ box in the 15th minute. Although Moreno won the ball, the momentum of his tackle saw him catch Shaw with his follow through.
The 20-year-old fell on the ground in pain and players from both clubs gestured to the bench for medical assistance. He received oxygen while being treated on the pitch and was eventually stretchered off after a 10-minute delay.
Shaw, who moved to Old Trafford from Southampton, featured in each of United’s eight games this season as well as played for his country in European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland.
“It is awful. It was a very bad tackle. When he came into the dressing room, he had the oxygen mask on and was crying,” said United manager Louis van Gaal. “I’m not a doctor so I cannot say, but when you have a double fracture it is four to six months,” he added. IMAGE/eurosport