Luke Shaw arrives back in Manchester after operations in Eindhoven

by Sid Choudhary

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has returned to England, following two operations on his right leg in Eindhoven.

Sky Sports say Shaw arrived in Manchester on Saturday as doctors were happy for him to travel.

The 20-year-old had a second operation on Friday to close the wound caused by Hector Moreno’s challenge during Man United’s 2-1 loss to PSV Eindhoven.

Shaw is expected to miss the vast majority of this season following the injury but the fact his operations were successful are encouraging signs.

There has been plenty of support for the youngster since the incident and it is evident that the whole footballing community wishes him well. Shaw had started the season superbly for United and was beginning to force his way into becoming England’s first-choice left-back as well.

The ex-Southampton man has age on his side and is already focused on making a swift return to action. Louis van Gaal revealed that Shaw seems ‘strong’ despite the situation and he is confident he will come back as strong as ever.

United will need to start a game without the full-back for the first time this season when they visit Southampton on Sunday but they will have to put their teammate to the back of their minds as they try to close the gap on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

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