Luke Shaw is given time off due to PSV tie and the full back being ‘fed up’ with rehabilitation routine.
A horror tackle from PSV Eindhoven’s Hector Moreno two months ago left Luke Shaw with a broken leg. The United youngster is not expected to play again until at least March 2016.
Luke Shaw is due for a scan on Friday to assess how the recovery is going.
Boss Louis van Gaal has given Luke Shaw time off and had this to say:
I think he is dealing with his injury very good. But now he is a little bit fed up with the daily routine so I give him, and also because of PSV, four days off.
I thought, why is he fed up? Maybe it is because of the PSV match and every player has to watch the game from the stadium, to support their colleagues.
I don’t think he will be here, but I don’t know. Maybe he surprises me.
Louis van Gaal also stressed how much Luke Shaw was missed by the club:
The first match was very disappointing, not only because of the result, but also because of the loss of Luke Shaw.
For me and for us he is a very important player. I said in advance that he would be the revelation of the season, because last season it was his adaptation season.
He was on his way to do that, and because of that I did not have to buy a left full-back because I had, for example, Daley Blind and also Marcos Rojo who could play at that position, and also Ashley Young.
I think I can manage the situation but still it is a big loss because he is, in my opinion, the best left-back of Manchester United.
Responding to a question asking if Luke Shaw could return this season:
I cannot answer that.
You have to be very cautious. With an injury like that it can be going very well but, one week it can be going very bad, and then he is months behind schedule.
He has been given four days off. On Friday he has a scan and we will know more about how the injury is going.
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