Man United boss Louis van Gaal reacts to Luke Shaw injury: It was a very very bad tackle

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Man United manager Louis van Gaal was left seething following his side’s defeat away at PSV Eindhoven and the shocking injury suffered by left-back Luke Shaw.

Shaw was the subject of a poor challenge from defender Hector Moreno which has left the 20-year-old England international with a serious injury.

The former Southampton man is set for a lengthy time sidelined with a double leg fracture and van Gaal made his feelings clear on the matter during his post-match press conference.

“It was a bad tackle with two legs.

“Every word I say is always interpreted in the wrong way. It was in the 16 metre and it was a very bad tackle, with two legs.”

“He’s an 18-year-old boy who comes to Manchester and his first season is very difficult.

“Then he has a fantastic second season and this happens.

“When he came into the dressing room he had an oxygen mask and was crying.” Van Gaal added.


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Man United took the lead at PSV Eindhoven when former player Memphis Depay netted late in the first-half but goals from Moreno and Luciano Narsingh helped Phillip Cocu’s side to victory.

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