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PSV Eindhoven 2-1 Manchester United: Luke Shaw suffers broken leg in horror tackle as PSV sink Red Devils

By Paul Hirst in Eindhoven

Published 15/09/2015

PSV's Hector Moreno, down, tackles Manchester Uniteds Luke Shaw, up, during the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
PSV's Hector Moreno, down, tackles Manchester Uniteds Luke Shaw, up, during the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Manchester United's Luke Shaw suffered an horrific double fracture of his leg as his club's return to the Champions League ended in a disappointing 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven.

Luciano Narsingh and Hector Moreno found the net as the Dutch champions recorded a narrow triumph over United on their first Champions League match in 17 months.

But Moreno should have not been on the pitch to head PSV level after Memphis Depay's opener.

With 15 minutes gone, the Mexican slid in with a late two-footed challenge on Shaw in the box.

The England defender was carried off on a stretcher while receiving oxygen eight minutes later. Disturbing replays showed Shaw's right foot bent at a 45-degree angle, which meant he had surely broken it.

Incredibly, referee Nicola Rizzoli did not award a penalty and Moreno was allowed to equalise Depay's stunning solo opener with a header.

Then, just before the hour, Narsingh took advantage of some slack marking from Shaw's replacement Marcos Rojo to finish off a counter and give the hosts an historic win that gives them an early advantage in Group B.

Even though Anthony Martial impressed on his full debut, manager Louis van Gaal will be disappointed that United's return to Europe's biggest club competition ended in a loss.

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Manchester United's Luke Shaw suffers double fracture of the right leg

Manchester United's Memphis Depay celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Manchester United's Memphis Depay celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Manchester United's Memphis Depay kicks a ball during the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Manchester United's Memphis Depay celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
PSV's Hector Moreno, down, tackles Manchester Uniteds Luke Shaw, up, during the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
PSV's Hector Moreno, down, tackles Manchester Uniteds Luke Shaw, up, during the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Manchester Uniteds Luke Shaw grimaces after being injured during the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
PSV's headcoach Phillip Cocu concentrates prior the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal smiles prior the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Manchester's Dutch forward Memphis Depay celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at the Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Belgium on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYSJOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester's defender Luke Shaw (L) is challenged by Eindhoven's Mexican defender Hector Moreno during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at the Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Belgium on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYSJOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester's Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera (L) vies with Eindhoven's dutch forward Luciano Narsingh (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at the Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Belgium on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYSJOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Hector Moreno of PSV Eindhoven (3) scores their first and equalising goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: David De Gea and Ashley Young of Manchester United watch as a header by Hector Moreno of PSV Eindhoven hits the back of the net during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: David De Gea of Manchester United celebrates as team mate Memphis Depay (not pictured) scores their first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United jokes with Morgan Schneiderlin prior to the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United holds off Davy Propper of PSV Eindhoven during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Hector Moreno of PSV Eindhoven (3) is mobbed by team mates in celebration as he scores their first and equalising goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Hector Moreno of PSV Eindhoven (3) scores their first and equalising goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Hector Moreno of PSV Eindhoven celebrates as he scores their first and equalising goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Hector Moreno of PSV Eindhoven celebrates as he scores their first and equalising goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Joshua Brenet of PSV Eindhoven challenges Ashley Young of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Ashley Young of Manchester United takes the ball away from Andres Guardado (L) of PSV Eindhoven during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United is challenged by Davy Propper of PSV Eindhoven during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 15: Anthony Martial of Manchester United is challenged by Maxime Lestienne of PSV Eindhoven during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United at PSV Stadion on September 15, 2015 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

As a former Ajax coach and player, Van Gaal would have expected a hostile reception at the Philips Stadion.

Before the first whistle, it was clear the United manager and his team would not be made welcome by the supporters of Ajax's great rivals.

Van Gaal's name and that of former Ajax player Daley Blind were booed loudly when they were read out on the public address system.

The atmosphere turned flat in the 15th minute, however, when Shaw was sent flying into the air and dumped on to the turf by Moreno's challenge.

The left-back ran into the box at full pace only to be chopped down by Moreno from behind. He lay in agony on the floor with his right foot at an angle, which indicated a break.

After lengthy treatment, Shaw was carried off on a stretcher and driven to hospital.

With such a subdued atmosphere, the game struggled to spark into life.

Martial headed a free-kick wide, but, despite lots of possession, United lacked a killer touch.

Thankfully for Van Gaal, Depay was in the mood to show his former employers what they were missing. The Dutchman received a pass from Blind, skipped past Santiago Arias and Jeffrey Bruma before slotting the ball through the legs of PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet.

As he had promised, Depay celebrated, but not wildly.

Any celebrations were short-lived, however, as PSV equalised five minutes later.

Moreno shrugged off Matteo Darmian to head in Maxime Lestienne's corner. Blind tried to clear but instead ended up helping the ball in with his head.

The game turned full circle as PSV took the lead after half-time. Lestienne was the provider again. He latched on to a crisp volleyed pass from Andres Guardado and floated a ball over Rojo's head for Narsingh, who nodded in.

United had a chance to reply soon after when Bastian Schweinsteiger chipped into the box, but Juan Mata mis-controlled with the goal gaping.

Luuk de Jong missed a good chance to score a third, but the PSV fans were happy to settle for a 2-1 win.

Manchester Uniteds Luke Shaw grimaces after being injured during the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Manchester Uniteds Luke Shaw grimaces after being injured during the Champions League Group B soccer match between PSV and Manchester United at Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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