London – Two Manchester United players, Luke Shaw and Wayne Rooney, injured and pulled out in the middle of the match against Crystal Palace. In the process they otherwise do not run into serious problems.
Shaw must be replaced even before halftime after being hit in the face in a struggle for the ball with an opposing player. Before being replaced by Jonny Evans, he also had to receive treatment on the field.
Meanwhile Rooney suffered a problem with his left thigh so slightly limping at the end of the first half. At the beginning of the second half he was immediately replaced by Radamel Falcao though was seen doing a little warming.
“It is very bad because our team is so out of balance. Phil Jones have to play as a left back,” said the Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal was quoted as saying webpage MU official site.
“Rooney legs numb so at that point I had to make changes that are not profitable, but with the conditions we were able to continue to fight until the end and we have beaten Crystal Palace.”
“Shaw elbows and his nose was bleeding, but he was taken to the hospital and I’ve got the news that he would come home on the plane with us so I think the injury is not severe. We pulled as a precaution. Rooney just experienced numbness in his legs so next week he will be healthy and ready to play, “he explained.