Luke Shaw has thanked all of the staff at St. Anna hospital for looking after him this week and has confirmed he is flying back to Manchester today.
The 20-year-old underwent two operations in Eindhoven to repair his double leg fracture and now that he is passed fit to fly home, he can start on his road to recovery.
After everything that’s happened, it’s wonderful to see Shaw sitting there with a smile on his face. The amount of morphine he is on might have something to do with it but a positive mindset is something which he’ll need to keep over the next six months.
It’s going to be very tough for Shaw. He put in so much hard work during the summer and was reaping the rewards with a great start to the season, only for it to be cruelly taken away from him in the worst way possible.
Everybody, from Arsene Wenger and Louis van Gaal down to thousands of fans, has sent their well wishes to Shaw and there has been a great outpouring of support from all corners of football. That sort of empathy is great to see.
Shaw’s going to need all the support he can get now so he can mentally and physically recover from the injury and every United fan is crossing their fingers, hoping he can get back to that sort of form in the future.