Luke Shaw
Football - PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Group Stage - Group B - Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands - 15/9/15 Manchester United's Luke Shaw receives treatment after sustaining an injury Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Manchester United lost to PSV Eindhoven, 2-1 in a Champions League match on Tuesday and also lost youngster Luke Shaw due to a double fracture of his right leg. The 20-year-old left back, who was injured after a tackle from PSV’s Hector Moreno, is expected to be out for at least six months but United’s boss Louis Van Gaal stated that he hopes Shaw can return this season.

“He has a double leg fracture and is in hospital. He will be transferred tomorrow or maybe a day later and then operated on in Manchester. It is awful – a boy who comes to Manchester United at 18, has it very difficult and then plays fantastically and then this happens. When it was in the dressing room he had an oxygen mask on. He was crying,” Van Gaal told The Guardian after the match. “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.”

Shaw, who was signed by Manchester United in a lucrative deal in 2014, was treated on field for the injury while Moreno was not penalized in the play, something Van Gaal did not agree with as he thinks the official should have called a red card on the dangerous play.

Meanwhile, Shaw took to Twitter and tried to remain positive even with the long-term injury.

Van Gaal’s counterpart, Phillip Cocu said it was not the intention of Moreno to injury Shaw during the tackle.

Moreno was apologetic about the incident saying he is “so sorry” and that he knows how difficult it is to deal with long-term injuries. Moreno has dealt with past injuries in his leg, which he broke while playing for the Mexican soccer national team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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