Shaw: We all know it was not good enough
"I am sorry for the fans to see that because they deserve better," admits Luke Shaw in his post-match interview...
A tough day at the office. How would you describe it? “Very disappointing. In the first half, quite frankly we were awful and we gave away the ball too many times. We were so sloppy in possession. It was kind of, I would say, embarrassing the amount of times we gave that ball away. We don't know what went wrong in the first half and the second half was not too much better. We tried, especially after going two goals down so quickly. We tried to get it back but we did not take our chances and we paid for our mistakes as well.” We just could not get going and it was a strange atmosphere... “I know. That is what is so disappointing. We were all so confident today and we all felt good. Then we started the first half like that. We failed to get any momentum in the game, really, maybe towards the end a little bit, but for a Man United team and the players we have got, this is not good enough and we all know that in the changing room. The manager knows that and we have got to fix it. Of course it is very disappointing and I am sorry for the fans to see that, because they deserve better.” How is David? "Of course, it was a freak goal. David has saved us so many times in so many different matches over the years he has been here. There is no way you can point any blame at him at all. He is a world-class goalkeeper and I am sure he will pick himself up. I am sure all of the lads will be around him. David is David. he is always happy so hopefully he can keep happy and focus on the game on Boxing Day." No time to dissect this because the games are coming thick and fast. Is that a good thing? “Yeah of course. It is a good team and we will prepare now for that game, because we need to win that game. The wins against Spurs and City were great but now they seem pointless with the last two results we've had, because we need to be beating the teams below us as well. We haven't done that. We need to be better and we know we need to be better. We will work on the training pitch and hopefully have a good Boxing Day.”