Wayne Bridge issues Man United warning over Luke Shaw injury

Wayne Bridge explains why Manchester United defender Luke Shaw can't rush recovery from leg break

Wayne Bridge has warned Manchester United that Luke Shaw is facing a long road to recovery from his horror injury.

The England international broke his leg in two places following a challenge from PSV Eindhoven defender Hector Moreno during United’s 2-1 Champions League defeat in September.

He’s exciting to watch and he’s definitely got the ability to get back to being the top player he was before the injury

Wayne Bridge

Shaw, who started his career at Southampton like retired left-back Bridge, had made an impressive start to the season in Louis van Gaal’s first-team after a tough first campaign at Old Trafford.

Discussing his own experience with a serious ankle injury, Bridge explained why Shaw can’t rush his rehabilitation from the leg break, but the ex-England defender backed the United youngster to return from the injury a better player.

“He’s had a very nasty injury and I had one years ago and came back from it,” said Bridge, speaking exclusively to 888poker.com.

“It happened in February and I started the next pre-season training but my ankle just didn’t feel right and I was struggling. I went out on loan to Fulham in January and had six months with them and throughout those six months I felt better and better. By the following summer I felt good. So it was a solid year.”

Bridge added: “It’s going to take time. I know that he working really hard in rehab. He’s a player who is exciting to watch and he’s definitely got the ability to get back to being the top player he was before the injury.”

Shaw joined United from Southampton in a reported £27m deal in 2014.

The United full-back has already made 28 appearances in all competitions this season.

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Bridge spent five seasons at St Mary’s before the Saints youth product joined Chelsea in 2003.

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