Luke Shaw

Shaw: We missed out on two points

Sunday 28 February 2021 19:42

Luke Shaw feels Manchester United didn’t create enough chances to take all three points against Chelsea on Sunday.

The sides played out a scoreless draw in the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge, a result that moved us a point clear of second-placed Leicester City.

While Luke was pleased to come away from the capital with a clean sheet, he felt the opportunity was there for the Reds to also nick the win against Thomas Tuchel’s men.
Shaw: We weren’t clinical enough Video

Shaw: We weren’t clinical enough

Luke Shaw feels the breakaways didn’t quite fall for United this afternoon…

“I think neither sides’ defence will have been too under pressure today. I don’t think either side created too much danger,” the left-back told club media after the game.

“We needed to win today because the gap is getting bigger. We needed to build on that momentum with [Manchester] City next weekend and [Crystal] Palace in midweek. I think we missed out on two points that we desperately need.”

Although United failed to grab the win on Sunday, the result means we extended our away unbeaten run in the Premier League to 20 games.

However, Luke was more focused on the title race when speaking after the match. “No, to be honest, that doesn’t really matter,” he said. 

“We need to win games and if we want to be challenging for the title and maybe winning it we need to win games like this. As you’ve seen, City have gone on an unbeaten run for a while and I think we look back to a couple of months ago and we said the team that do that will be the team that go on and maybe win it. They’ve done it, we haven’t and we need to learn from that.”

“I think, at the end, we had a few chances that maybe if the final ball was better we score,” he added. “But I don’t think either side did enough to win today.

“Since their new manager [Tuchel] has come in they haven’t conceded too many. We knew going into the game today it was going to be difficult to create chances and score a goal.

“We believed, but we maybe didn’t do enough to get the goal. Today we weren’t clinical enough with our final little touch like normally we are.”