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Van Gaal: Shaw Shattered After Leg-Break

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal revealed that Luke Shaw is heartbroken after his double leg-break, following a tackle in their UEFA Champions League tie against PSV Eindhoven.

Read: PSV Come From Behind To Beat Man United

The full-back weaved his way through a couple of PSV defenders early in the first half, but was met with a hard tackle by Hector Moreno.

Shaw looked in agony as players called for medics to rush on to the field, with it being found out later that the Englishman had suffered a double fracture to his right leg.

Van Gaal said that Shaw’s situation is terrible, especially given how well he has started this season for the Red Devils.

“He has a double leg fracture,” the Dutchman told reporters.

“He's in hospital and he'll be transferred tomorrow with us or maybe a day later.  

“He'll be operated in Manchester probably. It's awful.

“A boy who came at 18 to Manchester and found it very difficult, then in his second season he's fantastic, and then it happens like this.

“He was in the dressing room with the oxygen mask. He was crying.”

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Shaw had played every minute of United’s season prior to him being carried off in a stretcher, and is likely to out for at least six months. 

How do you think United will handle the absence of Luke Shaw at left-back? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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