Van Gaal delivers latest Man United injury update after PSV loss

Louis van Gaal describes Luke Shaw's leg injury as "awful" after Manchester United lose 2-1 to PSV Eindhoven

Louis van Gaal described Luke Shaw’s leg injury as “awful” after the Manchester United defender suffered a double fracture of his right leg during Tuesday’s Champions League loss to PSV Eindhoven.

The 20-year-old United defender was brought down by Hector Moreno before being carried off early on in the first half of the European clash.

The Red Devils confirmed in a statement that Shaw had suffered a double fracture to his leg and would be transferred to Manchester to undergo surgery.

Van Gaal was clearly upset at Moreno’s challenge and admitted that it is unlikely Shaw will feature again for the Red Devils this season.

He told his post-match news conference: “It is awful. The boy is in his second season and he has been playing fantastic. And now this happens.

“He had the oxygen mask on and was crying in the dressing room. You must judge for yourself. If I say it was a penalty and a red card then I am a bad loser. It was a very bad tackle.”

He continued: “He is in hospital, he will be transferred with us, maybe, otherwise a day later and shall be operated in Manchester probably. It is awful.”

“He won’t play in the group stage, I don’t think. I hope he will play again this season.”

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Memphis Depay scored the opener on his return to PSV in the 41st minute, but Moreno headed in from a corner in first-half stoppage time.

And Luciano Narsingh headed in a 57th-minute winner for the Dutch side as Louis van Gaal’s men began their group campaign with a defeat.

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