Luke Shaw is set to undergo another operation on his leg on Friday, as per the Press Association, after the Manchester United left-back suffered a fractured leg in his side’s 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday evening.
The England international was through on goal, but was caught by a well-timed but hazardous tackle from Eindhoven defender Héctor Moreno.
Shaw is now expected to be sidelined for six months but it is claimed the effects of the second operation could be positive. As per the Telegraph, the fracture proved to be what is termed as a “clean break”, and this means the recovery time could even be reduced. Nevertheless, Shaw’s absence will have some negative effects on United who are looking to win the title this term. The left-back has featured and performed well in all of United’s games this season before that horrific injury.
The 20-year old has been able to create four chances in the league and also provided an assist, after initially failing to nail a starting place under Louis van Gaal last term.
Marcos Rojo is now expected to come in for Shaw at the left-back position in the Red Devils’ team, as van Gaal is unlikely to shift makeshift centre-back, Daley Blind, to the left back area. Reports also claim United will bring in a new left-back in January in order to balance the team.
Meanwhile, Shaw will be hoping to recover in time before the inception of Euro 2016 which is billed to hold in France, with preparations for the championship likely to begin in eight months’ time. The Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson will also want Shaw to be included in his squad.