Though Luke Shaw agrees that Manchester United have not been good enough this season, he believes they can still win the Champions League this term.
Man United have struggled to maintain their consistency this season and as a result, they have parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who led them to a second-place finish in the Premier League last season.
The appointment of Ralf Rangnick as Solskjaer’s temporary replacement hasn’t really been what many fans anticipated for so far, with Man United currently sitting outside the top-four.
United had earlier crashed out of the Carabao Cup, under Solskjaer, after losing 1-0 to West Ham United at Old Trafford.
Manchester United were dumped out of the FA Cup after losing 8-7 to Middlesbrough on penalties on February 4th, something that left Luke Shaw and many devasted, given the performance they put out at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have only the Champions League left to save themselves from going five years without a single trophy.
Despite Rangnick’s attempt to save Manchester United, the Reds remain in a position where a club as big as the Red Devils shouldn’t be in, something Luke Shaw agrees to.
“I think where we want to be and where we are now are two completely different places.
“Obviously, we’re very devastated about getting knocked out of the FA Cup. It was, obviously, a competition that we felt that we could win.
“And, of course, we’re not in a position in the league that we want to be in – we don’t deserve to be with the results we’ve had.
“With how things are going, with the ups and downs, it’s not good enough for a team that wants to win the title.
“You look at the top teams and their consistency, they’re at a high level and are consistently winning matches – we haven’t been doing that.
“But it’s something we’ve looked at and it’s something we need to improve on.
The left-back says that there is still belief in the Manchester United dressing room that they can put together a good run in Europe.
Man United will face Atletico Madrid in the UCL round of 16, making their task harder but Shaw insists the players have a belief that the Reds can ‘go and win’ the whole thing.
Shaw added: “Of course, we’re still in the Champions League, a lot of people will doubt us, but we have to have that belief that we can go and win it because it’s important to have that inside the dressing room and to have something to fight for.”