Shaw delivers damning verdict after Man United's defeat to Wolves

‘I didn’t feel that we were all there together’: Luke Shaw questions the unity of Manchester United’s players after their defeat by Wolves, as he admits he and his team-mates lacked ‘intensity, aggression and motivation’

  • Joao Moutinho’s late goal handed Wolves victory against Manchester United 
  • It was a poor display by United with Wolves deserving of the three points
  • Luke Shaw admitted that Manchester United didn’t put Wolves under pressure
  • He insisted players need to bring the intensity and more motivation to matches 

Luke Shaw has delivered a damning verdict on Manchester United’s display in their disappointing defeat to Wolves at Old Trafford.

Joao Moutinho fired in an 82nd minute goal to hand the West Midlands side the victory – leaving them three points behind United who sit seventh in the league with 31 points at the half-way stage of the season.

It was a win that Wolves thoroughly deserved as they created the better chances with United struggling to put their opponents under much pressure.

Manchester United fell to their sixth defeat of the season with a disappointing display against Wolves

Joao Moutinho’s 82nd minute goal gave Wolves a deserved win on Monday at Old Trafford

After the match, Shaw when asked about the performance told Sky Sports: ‘(It was) Not good enough, we really struggled, we couldn’t get hold of the ball and when we didn’t have the ball we weren’t aggressive enough. 

‘We didn’t put them under any pressure. It maybe looked like an easy game for them.

‘A disappointing performance and result. We didn’t have many options on the ball and we weren’t on the front foot.’

Luke Shaw said he didn’t feel that United’s players ‘were all there together’ during the game

Shaw went on to say that despite all of the top players at the club, quality is not always enough.

He added: ‘We have to put more pressure on them, we have to have intensity. 

‘Us players, we have been here a long time, maybe tonight we struggled, I didn’t think we were all there together. 

‘You look at the players we have, we have unbelievable quality but sometimes quality is not enough.

‘We need to bring the intensity and more motivation. Inside the dressing room, we know what we want but out on the pitch we need to give 100%. 

‘To win these types of games we all need to be 100% committed. It is tough and disappointing.’

Shaw admitted that despite the talents at United that sometimes ‘quality is not enough’

It was the first defeat that Ralf Rangnick has suffered as interim boss at Old Trafford

With the additions of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, there had been hope that United could mount a challenge for the league.

But with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gone and replaced by interim boss Ralf Rangnick, United look to be in a race for the Champions League spots with Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham.

United could have gone two points off fourth placed Arsenal with a game in hand if they had taken all three points at Wolves.

But their defeat was the sixth loss they have suffered in 19 games and the first under Rangnick.

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