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Luke Shaw vows to "come back stronger" after leg break

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Shaw in agony after the challenge from Hector Moreno
Shaw in agony after the challenge from Hector Moreno

Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw has vowed to "come back stronger" after his Champions League debut ended in agony as he suffered a double leg break against PSV Eindhoven.

Shaw was carried off in agony after a 15th minute challenge from Hector Moreno shattered the leg of the 20-year-old full-back, with the nine-minute delay in removing him from the pitch highlighting the severity of the injury.

The defender who has started this season in sparkling fashion was clearly in despair when he made his way to an Eindhoven hospital for treatment, but he still found time to tweet this message:

Shaw quickly received widespread support from his team-mates and colleagues in the game, with United loanee Adnan Januzaj tweeting out this message:

There was also this classy message from Shaw's former club Southampton, which he quickly responded to:

United's night of misery was completed as they lost their opening Champions League game in Eindhoven 2-1, despite dominating the match for long periods.

A 1-0 win for Wolfsburg against CSKA Moscow means United are now three points off the pace in Group B, with Wolfsburg their next opponents at Old Trafford later this month.