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Manchester United: Luke Shaw cries in the changing room

by | 16th, September 2015

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Thoughts are with Manchester United’s Luke Shaw, who suffered a double fracture to his right leg in last night Champions’ League match in Eindhoven. (The match finished 2-1 to the Dutch.)

The Sun says Shaw was injured by a “reckless tackle” by PSV’s Mexican defender Hector Moreno. The referee deemed the tackle fair.

Manchester United manger Louis Van Gaal disagrees with the official:

 “You can judge for yourself, but when I say it’s a penalty and a red card, I am a bad loser. Every word is interpreted in the wrong way, but it was a very bad tackle with two legs.”

Van Gaal is then invited to assess the extent of the damage:

“I am not a doctor but when you have a double fracture it is six months and he will not play in the group phase. I hope he can play again this season.”

The Independent (also not a doctor) says Shaw will be out for up to nine months. 
On twitter, Shaw says he is “gutted“.  Van Gaal adds that the player was in tears. “When he was in the dressing room he had an oxygen mask on,” said the Dutchman. “He was crying. It is awful that a boy who comes at 18 to Manchester and has a very difficult season and then plays fantastically, that it happens like this.”
It is awful.



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