LVG: Shaw the victim of ‘very bad tackle’

Date published: Tuesday 15th September 2015 10:33

Louis van Gaal has lamented the double leg break suffered by Manchester United defender Luke Shaw in the Champions League defeat to PSV.

Shaw was stretchered off and had to have an oxygen mask after suffering the injury as a result of Hector Moreno’s tackle after 10 minutes.

Manchester United have since announced that the 20-year-old has suffered a “double fracture of the leg” and will now undergo an operation.

Van Gaal admitted he felt “awful” for the left-back, telling BT Sport: “The boy is in his second season and he has been playing fantastic. And now this happens. He had the oxygen mask on and was crying in the dressing room. You must judge for yourself. If I say it was a penalty and a red card then I am a bad loser. I hope he will play again this season. It was a very bad tackle,” added the Dutchman of Moreno’s challenge.

Discussing the defeat to the Dutch champions, Van Gaal lamented his side’s continued poor form in front of goal, with French teenager Anthony Martial leading the line on his full debut.

“It is the same game as against Swansea,” Van Gaal said. “We dominate the game, create chances but we are not finishing.”

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