Update on Luke Shaw as United players offer their support
Manchester Unite have confirmed that Luke Shaw underwent surgery on his broken leg in Holland on Tuesday night, a few hours after his horror injury in the Champions League clash against PSV Eindhoven.
Shaw suffered a double leg break in a challenge from Hector Moreno, with United boss Louis van Gaal unsure whether his 20-year-old full-back would be operated on in Holland or back in Manchester.
Now it has been confirmed that Shaw has his surgery in Eindhoven and he will fly back to England to begin his recuperation in due course.
“Luke Shaw underwent surgery on his injury on Tuesday night and will remain in hospital in Eindhoven to continue his early recovery,” read a statement on the United website.
“Manchester United are grateful for the excellent care he is receiving and would like to thank everyone who has sent messages of support.”
The horrific injury may keep Shaw on the sidelines for the rest of this season, with his team-mate Daley Blind confirming the United dressing room was shaken by the incident in a game they went on to lose 2-1.
"We are a strong team unit so it cuts into you. Maybe it gets into your heads, but you have to let it pass,” stated Blind.
“You try not to be influenced when the game is going on, but it is hard because you sympathise with him.”
United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger offered this tweet for his stricken team-mate.
United defender Daley Blind also offered his words of comfort for Shaw with this tweet:
Meanwhile, PSV Eindhoven star Moreno has apologised for his role in the incident, after Van Gaal suggested his challenge on Shaw was ‘very bad’.
First of all I wanna send my strenght to @LukeShaw23 I've been through this before and I know how it feels.. So I hope a fast recovery 1/2— Hector Moreno (@HectorMorenoh) September 15, 2015
For you and see u again on the field. All the best. 2/2— Hector Moreno (@HectorMorenoh) September 15, 2015