Luke Shaw pulled no punches in his reaction to Manchester United defeat to Wolves

Luke Shaw pulled no punches in his reaction to Manchester United defeat to Wolves

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw was perfectly blunt in his assessment of his side’s disappointing defeat to Wolves.

Man United dropped all three points at home after losing 1-0 to a well-organised Wolverhampton side.

The Red Devils obviously started the game on the front foot and had to rely on David de Gea to keep the scoreline even in the first half.

Wolves would still get their reward late in the game after Joao Moutinho struck the ball just outside the penalty box and David de Gea helplessly watched the ball roll into the back of the net.

It was yet another rancid performance from Manchester United and another game the players wouldn’t hesitate to forget.

Shaw admitted that his side was not ‘good enough’, ‘struggled’, and were not ‘aggressive’ enough to get the better of Wolves.

“Not good enough, we really struggled, we couldn’t get hold of the ball and when we didn’t have the ball we weren’t aggressive enough,” Luke Shaw told Sky Sports. “We didn’t put them under any pressure.

Luke Shaw was honest in his reaction to Manchester United's defeat to Wolves
Luke Shaw was honest in his reaction to Manchester United’s defeat to Wolves

“It maybe looked like an easy game for them [Wolves]. A disappointing performance and result. We didn’t have many options on the ball and we weren’t on the front foot.”

The England international also hinted that Manchester United did not play like a team against Wolves and suggested that the team is lacking motivation despite the number of quality players in the squad.

“Us players, we have been here a long time, maybe tonight we struggled, I didn’t think we were all there together,” Luke Shaw added.

“You look at the players we have, we have unbelievable quality but sometimes quality is not enough.

“We need to bring the intensity and more motivation. Inside the dressing room, we know what we want but out on the pitch we need to give 100%.

“To win these types of games we all need to be 100% committed. It is tough and disappointing.”

Manchester United will not be in action until January 15 when they play visitors to Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Man United have 31 points from 19 league matches and are four points away from 4th place Arsenal with a game less.