Luke Shaw explains why ‘horrendous’ United were beaten by West Ham

Manchester United Football Club are in a rut. Jose Mourinho isn’t getting the best out of his players, while going to war with a huge personality in the form of Paul Pogba…

It certainly looks as though third-season syndrome is slowly settling in. It’s a story we’ve seen play out many times before.

The defeat away at West Ham was turgid. United always looked second best. They were second to every ball, the players lost every 50/50, the fight and desire just wasn’t there.

Following the loss, Shaw has come out and explained what went wrong. He, simply put, believes it just wasn’t good enough both individually and collectively.

“It was not good enough from a Manchester United team with all the talent we have,” said Shaw, per the BBC.

“We didn’t look like a team that was going to beat West Ham.

“If you want the truth I think it was honestly horrendous. I think individually and as a team we were awful.”

While it’s good to see him come out and front up to the situation at hand, it’s becoming a sight that is all-too-familiar. It seems as though after every loss a different player is coming out and admitting things aren’t right.

Why do that? Why not put it right, that way, everyone will be happier. Honestly, I think it’s only a matter of time until the self-proclaimed Special One loses his job, The players just don’t want to perform for him and as soon as you lose the belief of the dressing room, there is no coming back.


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