Man Utd left-back Luke Shaw suffers double leg fracture against PSV
Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture on his leg in United’s 2-1 Champions League loss at PSV Eindhoven. Shaw, 20, was in tears when he was carried off on a stretcher after Hector Moreno’s tackle. He received oxygen while being treated on the pitch after the awful tackle. The Mexican centre-back Moreno escaped censure for the challenge on Shaw, and Van Gaal was unhappy referee Nicola Rizzoli took no action.
“It is awful. It was a very bad tackle. He had the oxygen mask on and was crying in the dressing room,” said manager Louis van Gaal.
The left-back has started all of United’s eight games this season, as well as playing in England’s European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland.
The Aaron Ramsey tweeted: “Fingers crossed for Luke Shaw. Get well soon.”
He was ruled out for nine months because of a similar injury against Stoke in 2010.
Less than an hour after suffering the injury, Shaw wrote on Twitter:
Thank you everyone for your messages , words can't describe how gutted I am , my road to recovery starts now, I will come back stronger.
— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) September 15, 2015
Former PSV player Memphis Depay scored the opener for the visitors in Eindhoven, before Moreno headed in an equaliser on the stroke of half-time.
Moreno apologise for the tackle. He said: “I know how it feels, I know how difficult such a thing.
“I feel very bad about it, I am so sorry.”