Luke Shaw slams Man Utd with stern warning after West Ham defeat

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw insisted the club can have “no excuses” for their poor form after another crushing defeat at the hands of West Ham United on Saturday.

The Red Devils were underwhelming throughout the 2-0 defeat and now find themselves on a run of four consecutive games without a goal.

“Just not good enough,” Shaw told TNT Sports after the final whistle. “We have to win games. That’s it. We keep losing games and losing points and making things hard for ourselves.

“First half, we controlled the game. I think we had chances again. If we score the first goal, maybe the results are different, but we don’t.

“We suffered in that second half. It’s not good enough.”

He added: “The second goal, it’s a mistake, but that doesn’t matter. From the start of the second half, we weren’t the same as the first half and that’s why I’m here now and we’ve lost three points. Again.”

On United‘s goalscoring woes, Shaw conceded a lack of confidence appears to be plaguing the squad.

“I don’t know. It’s tough to think what’s going on,” he said. “I think maybe we’re just not creating enough, and then when we do, we’re not clinical.

“I think maybe it could be a lack of confidence at the moment. That’s normal in football, but we have to try and keep staying positive. We’ve got another big game coming up against Aston Villa so we can’t feel sorry for ourselves, we have to pick ourselves up and go again.

“We can’t keep dropping points. We have to win games.

“It’s our job. We have to stay positive. This is Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world. It’s not good enough, what we’re doing, the results that are coming, and we know that. We have to dig deep, look at ourselves in the mirror, question ourselves and go from there.”

Shaw declined to blame United’s ongoing injury struggles for the team’s disappointing form and argued the squad should be strong enough to cope with any setback.

“No excuses,” he warned. “This is Manchester United.

“Any player that steps out on that pitch has to be good enough to win games. That’s that. We can’t look at excuses. Of course it’s tough, there’s a lot of injuries, but if you look across the Premier League, a lot of teams have been picking up injuries, so we can’t be making excuses. We know it’s not good enough.”

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