Juan Mata: We all felt Luke Shaw's pain, says Manchester United forward

Spaniard dedicated the win to the England left back

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Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata dedicated his side's win over Southampton to injured left back Luke Shaw, stating that the whole squad "felt his pain".

The 20-year-old left back suffered a severe double fracture in the defeat to PSV Eidhoven last week and is expected to miss around six months because of the injury.

Mata, who scored United's third in a 3-1 victory at St Mary's, wrote on his blog that it was a "special win".

"In short, it was an important and very special win," he wrote on Kicca.

"Everybody knows that last Tuesday was a bad day for us. Because of the defeat but, especially, because of Luke Shaw's terribly serious injury. He was very unlucky and suffered a double fracture of his right leg; all of us felt his pain.

"That's why we wanted to dedicate a victory to him as soon as possible, to make him feel happy, at least momentarily, and it came this very Sunday. I'm sure he will be back stronger, and he will work hard to be with us soon.

"He was having a great start this season, helping us a lot. All our support to you, my friend, you know we are here with you!"

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