Luke Shaw

Shaw disappointed to not close gap

Sunday 02 February 2020 08:00

Luke Shaw was left ruing missed opportunities after Manchester United's goalless draw with Wolves in the Premier League.

The point means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side remain six points behind Chelsea in the fight for the top four, with Sheffield United moving above us into fifth thanks to their 1-0 win at Crystal Palace.

United now embark on a 16-day hiatus between fixtures, and Shaw was disappointed not to have gone into the winter break on a higher note.

“To be honest I’m really, really disappointed especially with the way the games have been going recently,” the 24-year-old told MUTV.

“We haven’t been picking up too many points and today was massive for us with Chelsea dropping points.

Shaw: We didn’t get the luck Video

Shaw: We didn’t get the luck

Our left-back gives his thoughts on United’s goalless draw with Wolves…

“It seems to keep happening with teams around us dropping points and we don’t end up closing the gap and we are suffering from that. We needed to win.”

United's next game in the Premier League is a crunch clash against Frank Lampard's side at Stamford Bridge on 17 February.

With the Reds set to jet off to sunnier climes next week, Shaw admits he'll have that one in the back of his mind.

“With the break now we haven’t got a game so soon and that is quite annoying but we will have a little break and look forward to the big game when we get back,” he added.

“Maybe it is nice to have a break but on the other hand with how the game went today I would rather have a game around the corner so we can put things right because we need to.

“But that is not the case and we have this break and we will regroup and focus because it is not the end of the season yet.

“Chelsea is a massive game and one we seem to love playing in. We have played them a lot in the cups.

"We will have a few days off and then train very hard to get ready for that game because we know it is going to be tough. We want to close the gap and we need to beat them.”

Lindelof: We controlled the game Video

Lindelof: We controlled the game

The Sweden centre-back was happy at keeping another clean sheet, our third in a row in all competitions...

United prevented our opponents from scoring for the seventh time in 11 games in all competitions, with David De Gea keeping his 105th Premier League clean sheet, in his 300th outing in the competition.

Shaw said that it was nice to record the shutout, but admitted he'd swap it for goals at the other end.

“We speak about clean sheets a lot and maybe sometimes we concede from sloppy goals, maybe from set pieces most of all and we have worked on that,” Luke said.

“But I probably would have rather have conceded and won 2-1 but that is not the case. It is nice to be keeping clean sheets but we need to score goals.”

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