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

From Paul Hirst in Eindhoven

Published 15/09/2015

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)

Manchester United's Luke Shaw looks unlikely to play again this season after he suffered a double fracture of the right leg in the Champions League match at PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.

With the score at 0-0, the United left-back was taken out with a sliding tackle by Hector Moreno in the 15th minute of the group stage match in Holland.

Shaw was carried off on a stretcher while receiving oxygen after the tackle. United confirmed the left-back's injury was incredibly serious after the match.

A United spokesperson said: "Luke Shaw has suffered a double fracture of the leg." Shaw will now be transferred to Manchester to be operated on.

He will now be transferred to Manchester to be operated on, the club has announced.

Replays showed Moreno had swept both of Shaw's feet from underneath him and his right foot lay at an angle, which indicated a break.

He stayed down for eight minutes of treatment before being carried off on a stretcher while receiving oxygen.

Louis van Gaal looked upset at seeing the 20-year-old being carried off on a stretcher.

The United manager went over to the defender and gave him a pat on the shoulder as he was carried down the tunnel. He was then taken to hospital.

Both sets of fans applauded as Shaw left the field.

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)

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Moreno was not penalised for the tackle, which happened in the PSV penalty area. Shaw's injury is not good news for Roy Hodgson.

The England manager already has major injury concerns. Jack Wilshere, Jordan Henderson, Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge, Fraser Forster and Ben Foster all missed the last international double-header with long-term injuries.

Marcos Rojo, who replaced Shaw at the Philips Stadion, is likely to be a long-term replacement for Shaw at United this season.

Shaw's team-mate Adnan Januzaj, currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund, wrote on Twitter: "Horrible to see what happened ... I wish u all the best my brother and stay strong you will comeback even stronger ... @LukeShaw23"

Shaw himself took to Twitter, as many well-wishers sent him notes of support.

He wrote: "Thank you everyone for your messages , words can't describe how gutted I am , my road to recovery starts now, I will come back stronger."

His former club Southampton told Shaw to "come back stronger", to which he replied: "thank you , you don't know how much you as a club mean to me , thank you so much I really appreciate it"

Defender Chris Smalling wished team-mate Shaw a speedy recovery.

He told BT Sport 2: "I didn't see it first hand but I know that a few of the players did witness it.

"It's a very sad time and we wish him a quick recovery."

Smalling rued his side's missed chances on a "disappointing" night.

He added: "We needed that cutting edge in the final third, in the box, to try to make more of our possession.

"But I think in the first half they scored from their only chance.

"They punished us with their main two chances so it's a very disappointing night.

"We scored a good goal and then we couldn't really kick on from that and we've got a lot to learn to make sure we bounce back on Sunday."

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