Tuesday 26 September 2017

David Busst backs Manchester United's Luke Shaw to overcome broken leg agony

David Busst broke his leg at Old Trafford in 1996
David Busst broke his leg at Old Trafford in 1996

David Busst has offered Manchester United and England left-back Luke Shaw hope of a return to action before the end of the season.

Former Coventry defender Busst suffered a horrific leg break against United at Old Trafford in 1996 after colliding with Denis Irwin and Brian McClair and retired from the game a few months later.

Busst needed 26 operations and contracted the MRSA virus but he is confident Shaw, 20, who sustained a double fracture of his right leg in Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat at PSV Eindhoven, will make a full recovery.

He told The Sun: "It wasn't the actual fractures that stopped me from playing, it was the infections.

"But so long as it's a clean break and there is no infection, there shouldn't be a major issue for Luke."

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