Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has given Luke Shaw his advice, following the youngster’s broken leg against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.
Carragher himself broke his leg in 2003, which ruled him out of action for four months. Shaw’s injury is a lot more serious than the one suffered by Carragher but the Sky Sports pundit is hoping that the Manchester United full-back can make a quick recovery.
The 20-year-old sustained a double broken leg after a challenge with Hector Moreno and the early prognosis is that he could be out for up to nine months.
Carragher offered some words of wisdom to Shaw by telling Sky Sports: “The way I found myself getting through it was not thinking about coming back in four or five months, but having little targets.
“You have your cast coming off after so many weeks, then you can start doing a bit of jogging, it’s thinking about those sort of things rather than looking at the whole picture. That’s the way I got through it.”
The former defender is confident that Shaw can work through the injury and come back the same player.
He added: “He will get there, he is a young, powerful lad and I am sure he won’t cut any corners – Manchester United won’t allow that.
“Over the next few weeks he has to get over the disappointment and then work to try and get back because he has shown what a good player he is. I think when he returns we will see the Luke Shaw we have seen over the last 3-4 months.”
Shaw had started the season brightly, proving to be one of Man United’s most consistent performers. The left-back has started every game for the Reds this season and was beginning to show signs of becoming a top-class defender.
However, the Englishman now has to focus on his recovery and ensure he comes back as strong as ever.