‘Embarrassed’ Luke Shaw admits Man Utd are ‘nowhere near’

Date published: Sunday 4th October 2020 8:57

Luke Shaw admitted he was “embarrassed” during Manchester United’s 6-1 loss at the hands of Tottenham.

United suffered a shocking defeat at Old Trafford despite taking the lead inside the first two minutes, raising questions of the club’s ambitions.

Left-back Shaw was one of the players to face the cameras after the game, trying to make sense of what they had just been through.

And his assessment of the game painted a clear picture of the negativity surrounding the club.

He told Sky Sports: “It was a lack of concentration and then a mistake, another mistake, another mistake. We switched off. It really hurts.

“Manchester United shouldn’t lose in this manner. It really hurts, it’s embarrassing and we’ve let a lot of people down. We’ve let ourselves down and the staff down.

“We need to look in the mirror, we are nowhere near it at the moment. Maybe it’s lucky that we’ve got a break now.

“When we went down to 10 men maybe we gave up, there wasn’t that character on the pitch. We were too quiet and naive. There was many mistakes, we need to do more.

“It’s embarrassing. I was embarrassed on the pitch. We need a long hard look at ourselves.”

Evra, Neville slam United

Meanwhile, the Sky Sports pundits struggled to contain their disgust at United’s performance.

Former United defenders Patrice Evra and Gary Neville led the criticism of the club after the game, with the former describing them as a “shambles” and the latter saying they were “pathetic”.

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