Van Gaal on Shaw: He was crying with an oxygen mask on… it's awful

The England international suffered a horrific leg break against PSV and the former Barcelona boss admitted how sad he was for the former Southampton defender


Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed Luke Shaw was crying in the changing room after suffering a double fracture to his leg.

The England international was stretchered off in the first half against PSV after being challenged by Hector Moreno, and will now undergo surgery back in England.

And Van Gaal has admitted that he was upset for the full-back, especially considering that he had started the season so well for the Red Devils.

“He has a double leg fracture. He’s in hospital and he’ll be transfered tomorrow with us or maybe a day later,” he told reporters. “He’ll be operated in Manchester probably. It’s awful.

“A boy who came at 18 to Manchester and  found it very difficult, then in his second season he’s fantastic, and then it happens like this.

“He was in the dressing room with the oxygen mask… he was crying.”

Van Gaal was also keen to point out that he felt Moreno’s challenge was worthy of a red card despite him seemingly getting something on the ball.

Bur the former Netherlands boss did not want to be seen as a sore loser for calling out the defender

“You can judge for yourself. When I say it’s a pernalty and a red card, I’m a bad loser.

“Everything is taken the wrong way,. It was in the 16-metre area, it was a bad tackle with two legs.”

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