Shaw explains the mood in the dressing room
Luke Shaw has offered an insight into the dressing room, following our 1-1 draw against Chelsea...
Q: Luke, I’d imagine that you’ve left quite a frustrated Manchester United changing room? LS: Yeah, of course. We’re gutted. I felt the first half was brilliant: we had a game plan, we stuck to it, we had chances and we didn’t take them. It’s the story of our season really. We’ve had so many chances and not been able to take them. That’s what’s cost us today, that first half was good but the second half lacked urgency. We knew we needed to win the game and we were maybe hoping for that bit of luck that might have brought us a goal, but maybe with the talent in our team we should have been pushing on more. We’re all gutted and devastated, but you’ve seen the way the Premier League has been going, anything can happen, but, obviously, now it’s in their hands. We need to just win our last two and see where it takes us. Q: The goals summed up much of what we did so well in the first half - you were heavily involved in it and it seemed to be going so well at that point… LS: We worked hard in training and we had meetings about what to do. We felt really comfortable in the first half and obviously the mistake happened, but mistakes happen in football, everyone makes mistakes and we just needed to carry on doing what we were doing. In the second half we lacked that. It’s gutting but we need to hope for that bit of luck and see what happens. Q: David has saved us time and time again over the years. Obviously, he’s going through a tough spell now, but he received a good reception form the Stratford End at the end. How is he? LS: The fans were amazing for him and he knows that inside this dressing room we’re with him, the manager’s 100 per cent with him. He’s been our best player for a number of years now and he’s saved us on many occasions. The best players in the world make mistakes and the best keepers [do likewise], of course. But we need to move on. He’s got so much confidence in his ability and, like I said, he’s been one of our best players. We just carry on now and I’m sure he’ll be fine and move on. We’ll just see what happens next weekend. Q: When Marcos had that header cleared off the line at the end, you just think ‘it’s not going to be our day’… LS: Of course. I think if we’d have kept our urgency out there, like we did in the first half, we would have won the game. It’s disappointing and honestly everyone’s gutted in there. I’m sure the fans are too, but we just need to hope for that bit of luck. Q: I suppose all you can do is win the last two games and see where it takes us? LS: Yeah, we need to get back to that winning feeling. We haven’t won for a few games now, so we need to win the last two and hope for a bit of luck.