Sun 02 April 2023 | 19:05

Luke Shaw: "United were nowhere near good enough against Newcastle"

The Magpies moved above United into third place with second-half goals from Willock and Wilson in their Premier League clash on Sunday. Shaw admits United deserved the defeat after the game.

Just a month after the Red Devils won the EFL Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Magpies, Newcastle United secured a 2-0 victory over Man United in the Premier League as they moved above the Red Devils into third place.

Summing up United's performance, Luke Shaw told

Sky Sports

: “

Not good enough. Newcastle are a very good side but I don’t think they won the game on quality, they won it on passion, hunger, desire, attitude. They clearly had that higher motivation. That can’t be possible. It’s not acceptable. They wanted it more, and at Manchester United that can’t be possible.

“It’s unacceptable, we can all admit that. In big games, you need that motivation. If we don’t have that, we are going to suffer. We didn’t create too much. You could say it has been coming. Before the international break we had dropped levels and it was clear to see today those levels are not there.”

On the discussions in the dressing room, Shaw added:

“The players had a chat in the changing room after with no staff around because ultimately it’s down to us as players on that pitch. It was nowhere near good enough and we had to speak in front of each other and own up to it.”



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