Luke Shaw says Man Utd’s flops ‘made it come’ as he and boss Ten Hag admit Newcastle wanted it more after shambolic loss
LUKE SHAW and Erik Ten Hag have given a sharp and honest assessment of Manchester United’s shortcomings after their 2-0 defeat by Newcastle.
The Red Devils were taken down by Eddie Howe’s side as they fell to fourth behind the Magpies.
Shaw pointed to a lack of passion and hunger as United went home with no points.
He agreed Sky Sports: “I think as a team we have to be honest. I think Newcastle are a very good team but I don’t think they won the game today because of their quality.
“I think they won it because of their passion, hunger, desire and attitude and they clearly had a higher motivation than us and that can’t be possible.
“I feel like I say the same things every time we lose and like I said it’s not acceptable and we know that.
“It was a massive game today and they wanted it more, it can’t be possible at Man United.”
The clash saw Callum Wilson and Joe Willock on the top scorers list for Newcastle while United managed just one shot on target.
United boss Ten Hag also gave a scathing summary of why his team couldn’t keep up.
He told Sky Sports: “I hate to say it but they were better today – especially their determination, passion and desire. They wanted to win more, so they won.
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“We had our chances but then you have to go on goal with the determination they did. It wasn’t good enough. We gave them too many chances. You have to be hungry and give your all in every game.
“Our attacking game wasn’t good enough. I don’t want to focus on one person. It was a team effort.”
It was an all round bad day for the Manchester side as the players collided leaving the pitch.
Sentiment was also high throughout the game as Lisandro Martinez hit the bench after being substituted by the manager.
Ten Hag’s side need to recover when they host Brentford at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
The United boss seems confident they can bounce back from the poor performance.
He said: “We have to deal with the setback and learn a lesson. We’ve come back to Liverpool so many times lately. I don’t have that concern. I believe in the team. I think we’ll get back on our feet.”
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/10460251/luke-shaw-man-utd-ten-hag/ Luke Shaw says Man Utd’s flops ‘made it come’ as he and boss Ten Hag admit Newcastle wanted it more after shambolic loss