Shaw: ´Unacceptable´ Man Utd lacked starvation and need in Newcastle defeat

Luke Shaw believes Manchester United lacked “ardour, need, starvation and perspective” in an “unacceptable” efficiency in Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Newcastle United.

A superb show from the Magpies noticed Eddie Howe’s males leapfrog the Crimson Devils into third within the Premier League as targets from Joe Willock and Callum Wilson condemned them to defeat of their first sport for the reason that worldwide break.

Erik ten Hag’s aspect have now failed to attain in three consecutive Premier League video games for the primary time since February 2020 as they mustered only one shot on the right track at St James’ Park, a tame long-range shot from Antony that Nick Pope comfortably saved.

With this winless three-match run dragging them again into the dogfight for the Champions League locations, Shaw felt Sunday’s dismal show was a few video games within the making, declaring Newcastle gained the match with their superior mentality fairly than their footballing potential.

“[We were] not ok,” Shaw advised Sky Sports activities. “As a staff, we have now to be sincere. I do assume Newcastle are an excellent aspect however I don’t assume they gained the sport on high quality in the present day.

“I believe they gained it on ardour, need, starvation, perspective. They clearly had that greater motivation, and that [cannot] be attainable.

“It’s not acceptable and we all know that. It was a large sport in the present day they usually needed it extra. At Man United, that can not be attainable.

“You want that motivation, you want that keenness, starvation, perspective, as a result of it’s a particularly robust place to return to, right here. If we don’t have that, we’re going to endure. It was apparent on the pitch. We didn’t create an excessive amount of, to be sincere.

“I believe perhaps you possibly can say it has been coming. Earlier than the worldwide break, we had dropped ranges, and it was clear to see in the present day they weren’t there.”

Shaw’s aspect will look to get again on observe on Wednesday, after they host a Brentford aspect at Outdated Trafford who’re themselves on the lookout for European qualification.

The left-back acknowledged that can be a troublesome fixture, saying: “We now have three days to select it again up as a result of Brentford goes to be a tricky sport.

“We’re a staff. Once we exit on that pitch, all of us have to combat for one another. Generally, this season, perhaps it’s not proven like that. I’m certain we’ll undergo all of it once more and converse once more. We have to realise the issues, and alter them fast, as a result of we are able to nonetheless have an excellent season.”