By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Luke Shaw sent a message of support to Kurt Zouma after the Chelsea defender suffered a horrific knee injury on Sunday.

The centre-back landed awkwardly after clearing a loose ball 55 minutes into the champions’ 1-1 Premier League draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

He screamed in pain every few seconds before undergoing several minutes of treatment on the pitch.

Zouma was then stretchered off to be replaced by Gary Cahill, who had once again been left on the bench in favour of his younger team-mate.

United left-back Shaw, who suffered a double leg break earlier in the season, sent a message on social media site Twitter to the young Frenchman soon after the match.

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink admitted afterwards that Zouma could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

“I am not a doctor but he will have an MRI scan tomorrow,” Hiddink said at his post-match media conference. “It’s very bad when you land with a hyper-extended knee. Hopefully he won’t be out for the rest of the season.”