Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard believes Manchester United’s Luke Shaw will come back stronger after the youngster suffered a double leg break.
Shaw sustained a double leg fracture of the right leg following an awful tackle from PSV Eindhoven’s Hector Moreno in the Champions League earlier this week.
The Englishman is expected to be out of action for at least six months and it is doubtful he will play again this season.
Lampard backed Shaw to return to full fitness before becoming a quality player “for many years to come”.
“I know he’s a top player already, and going to get even better. Throughout football I’ve seen the reaction, and at home and I can only say the same myself,” Lampard said.
“He’s a young player, fantastic player, he came out straight away and said his recovery starts here and we’re all backing him with that.
“I can only say I hope it makes him stronger and I’m sure it will do.
“The only benefit I’ll say for him, he’s got a long time, he’s a young kid, he will come back and be a England international and a top Manchester United player for many years to come.”
Shaw has the backing of everyone in football and he will need it as he prepares himself mentally for months of recovery. Fortunately, the player has world-class facilities at his disposal at United and he will receive the best possible care. United fans will want him back on the pitch as soon as possible.