Luke Shaw has admitted the mentality of the Man United players may be affected after the defeat to the top 4 competitor, Newcastle.
Man United were completely outclassed in the match against Newcastle in St. James’ Park. The home team scored 2 goals thanks to the help of Joe Willock and Callum Wilson to get a 2-0 victory overall.
Man United has been surpassed by Newcastle on the Premier League table. Ten Hag’s army has fallen to 4th place and could bounce off the top 4 if Tottenham avoid defeat against Everton.
After the game, Luke Shaw admitted Man United let standards go down too often in a season where they are still competitive in many competitions and hope to qualify for the Champions League.
When asked to comment on United’s performance against Newcastle, Shaw said: “Not good enough. Newcastle are a very good team but I don’t think they win games by quality. They win with passion, desire, and attitude. Obviously they have greater motivation. They want to win more, and at Manchester United this is not possible.
It’s unacceptable, we can all admit this. In the big games, you need that motivation. If we don’t have it, we will be in trouble. We didn’t create too many chances. You can see failure is inevitable. Before the international series, we let the performances go down. And today’s match was on the same level.”
Shaw also revealed one more thing about the MU dressing room: “The players have a talk in the dressing room after the coaching staff leave because in the end it all depends on the players we are in. on the field. Our performance wasn’t good enough and we had to go out in front of each other to find a way to fix it.”