Manchester United round-up: Van Gaal says Luke Shaw broke down after leg break

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Manchester United fans, welcome to your midweek round-up.

With European action well underway and the international break a distant memory, it’s fair to assume there are plenty of juicy rumours doing the rounds.

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Shaw's leg break

The harrowing images of Luke Shaw’s leg-break last night tell a sombre story, and United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed just how much the ordeal affected the 20-year-old.

Van Gaal told how Shaw cried when he returned to the dressing room and insisted that perhaps Hector Moreno should have been given his marching orders after the challenge.

The Dutchman said Shaw will undergo surgery in the next few days, but he isn’t expecting the full-back to be back in time to play another Champions League group game.

“He has a double leg fracture so he's in hospital,” said van Gaal.

“He will be transferred tomorrow with us - or maybe a day later - and then operated on in Manchester.

“When he was taken to the dressing-room he had an oxygen mask on. He was crying

Messages of support have been flooding in for the youngster, but the injury could well ruin his season if it takes a long time to recover from.

Young the striker?

Moving on, and Ashley Young has revealed he believes he can play up front for United if given the chance.

With Wayne Rooney out and Van Gaal not boasting an abundance of options, the winger’s words might carry some weight, though there’s sure to be fans up and down the country doubting whether or not he’d be effective.

Scholes on Van Gaal

Bringing an end to today's round-up it’s time to turn to Paul Scholes, who has once again been vocal over his opinion on his former club’s failings.

More specifically, the Old Trafford legend has said that Van Gaal made a mistake in getting rid of both Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez this summer. Scholes said United looked unbalanced without top strikers and questioned Van Gaal’s front-line fire-sale this year.

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