Manchester United lost 1-2 to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night in a UEFA Champions League group stage. The Red Devils have also lost the services of defender, Luke Shaw after it was confirmed that he suffered a double fracture from a bad challenge by PSV’s Hector Moreno which unfortunately went unpunished.
After the horror tackle, Shaw was treated on the pitch for about nine minutes. The 20-year-old is expected to be transferred to Manchester on Wednesday for a surgery to repair the double fracture. Shaw could be out for up to six months following the injury.
Speaking about the left-back’s injury, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal said:
“Luke has a double leg fracture so he is in the hospital, he shall be transferred tomorrow (Wednesday), with us maybe, otherwise a day later (Thursday), and he shall be operated on in Manchester probably.
“It is awful. The boy who comes at 18 years old to Manchester, has a very difficult season and next season, his second season, he plays fantastic, then this happens.
“When he was going in the dressing room he was wearing the oxygen mask and was crying.
“You can judge for yourself. When I say it is a penalty and a red card then I am a bad loser. It was a very bad tackle I think, with two legs.”
PSV’s manager, Phillip Cocu also agreed that the injury was a bad one. He was quick to note that his player, Moreno had no plans to injure the United player.
“It’s a very bad injury. If any player goes off with this kind of injury, everybody is very sad abiout it. Also our players, because it’s never the intention of our player to injure an opponent.
“He has found it very difficult, because the intention was not to injure the opponent, and when you hear it is a very bad injury, it’s not good.
“For me it was not possible to see the moment. The only thing I could see was the ball, which was heading in a different direction, so it looked like he [Moreno] touched it, but I couldn’t see the tackle on Luke,” Cocu explained.