Manchester United legend Gordon Hill has backed Luke Shaw to come back from his horror injury to play for club and country again.
Shaw suffered a double break in his right leg during last night’s game with PSV Eindhoven but Hill, whose own career was changed forever when he suffered a knee injury shortly after leaving Old Trafford, believes that with the best medical help and youth on the left back’s side, he can come back.
‘I understand and can feel for Luke Shaw. Only 20 years of age, great left foot, and the football world at his feet, playing for England and a new club Manchester United, just makes it harder to take,’ he said on his official website. ‘The improvement on the field by this player can only be achieved with true dedication and hard work, Not only does he wear it on his club sleeve he also wore it with the Three Lions. Luke has already stated that he will come back fighting and I believe him.’
Hill also had his say on the controversial tackle that caused the injury.
‘After seeing the tackle in the game against PSV in which we lost 2- 1, I cannot say it was a intentional foul, a defender had to tackle to stop him from perhaps scoring,’ admits Hill. ‘When I saw the video again and again, it seemed like a good tackle, but looking at it, the defender took everything from the side and that included Luke as well. There had to be something happening. I found out that it is a double fracture, which will keep him sidelined for some time. But with the great medical people around today and technology being what it And being such a young player, must surly encourage him, I wish him the very best in his recovery. This game can be the best in the world and it can also take it away.’