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United's Luke Shaw could fly home on Saturday after breaking leg

Luke Shaw will fly home on Saturday. Credit: PA Images

Louis van Gaal has revealed Manchester United defender Luke Shaw could return to England on Saturday to continue his recovery from a broken leg.

Shaw broke his right leg in two places during United's 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old had an operation on the night of the game and has stayed in Holland since to continue his recovery.

But Van Gaal said he could return to Manchester on Saturday.

The United manager said:

"His family is there, we have sent people with him and he will come back when he is prepared. Maybe tomorrow."

"I called him last night. He sounds very strong, which was amazing for me - a big surprise."

"It is a good signal, but he knows he has long way to go and it is not easy... He will have a long period of rehabilitation (when he is back) and he has a long way to go."

– Louis Van Gaal


Shaw thinks Courtois saved Chelsea in weekend draw

Thibault Courtois saved a couple of shots by Robin Van Persie during Sunday's draw at Old Trafford Credit: PA

Luke Shaw thinks Thibaut Courtois got Chelsea out of jail with his impressive performance at Manchester United on Sunday.

United needed an injury-time goal from Robin van Persie to take a point from the gripping 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, but they had numerous chances to build a good lead in the first half.

Courtois denied Van Persie with impressive saves either side of the break and he also thwarted Angel di Maria.

The Belgian, who has spent the last three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, surprisingly dislodged Petr Cech from the number one spot upon his return to London this summer and after Sunday's performance, Shaw thinks it is easy to see why.

We've seen what Courtois has done in the past six months, not just for Chelsea but before that (with Atletico) so we know what his qualities are and he's proved to be a great buy for them," the United left-back said.

We had a lot of chances and, with him in goal, he helped them a lot. Robin had a few and I think it might have been Adnan (Januzaj) who had a shot as well.

– Luke Shaw, Manchester United

Shaw vows to improve for United

Luke Shaw has vowed to improve for Manchester United. Credit: PA

Luke Shaw has vowed to improve and admitted he is yet to hit top form at Manchester United.

The £27million defender knows he has struggled to adapt since his summer move from Southampton.

And the 19-year-old, who played in United's 2-2 draw at West Brom on Monday, has given an honest assessment of his start at Old Trafford.

Shaw, who played for England in this summer's World Cup, also dropped back to the Under-21s this month to help them qualify for Euro 2015.

They haven't seen the best of me yet. I know I haven't been up to my full potential and I think maybe people can see that at the moment. I am trying hard and it's about getting used to everything.

When you come to a club like this it's never easy for a young player like me. But I'll get myself started soon and put in good performances.

– Luke Shaw, Manchester United

Luke Shaw due a medical before move to Old Trafford

Luke Shaw in action at the World Cup Credit: PA

Southampton's Luke Shaw is reported to be having a medical ahead of a propsed move to Manchester United. Having completed the signing of Ander Herrera earlier today, it now seems as if the highly-rated 18-year-old defender will be following the Spaniard into Old Trafford.