United's Shaw suffers double leg fracture at PSV

Manchester United's Luke Shaw reacts after sustaining an injury. Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge (Reuters)

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - Manchester United left back Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture of his right leg in the early stages of their Champions League Group B defeat at PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday. "It is a double fracture. He will go to Manchester for surgery. It is very bad and sad for him, but also for our team," United manager Louis van Gaal told BT Sport. Shaw, 20, was injured under a challenge from defender Hector Moreno as he stormed into the penalty area at the end of a run towards goal in the 15th minute. The game was stopped for eight minutes while medical staff attended to the England international, who was then carried off on a stretcher with an oxygen mask strapped to his face. Shaw later tweeted: "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." PSV manager Phillip Cocu told a news conference: "We are all sorry about Shaw’s injury. Hector is a player who went for the ball and was not out to injure anyone but it didn’t look good.” Asked if he saw the challenge Van Gaal added: "What can I say as a manager? I mean if I say its a red card and a penalty then I am a bad loser so you have to decide for yourself." Moreno equalised for the home side in added time at the end of the first half after former PSV forward Memphis Depay had opened the scoring for United in the 41st minute. Luciano Narsingh headed the winner for the Dutch champions just before the hour to finish off a dreadful night for United. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Ken Ferris)