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Luke Shaw questions Man Utd’s desire at Newcastle.

Erik Ten Hag's Man United dropped into the fourth spot in the English top flight following their 2-0 loss to Newcastle United.


Luke Shaw questions Man Utd’s desire at Newcastle [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Luke Shaw questions Man Utd’s desire at Newcastle [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has questioned the Red Devils’ attitude after they lost 2-0 at Newcastle on Sunday.


The England left-back believes Erik ten Hag’s boys were ‘not good enough’ at St James’ Park, adding that ‘our levels dropped before the international break. We have three days to pick it back up.’



The loss means the Magpies have now moved above Man United into the third spot in the league table as the race for a Champions League place hots up.



Joe Willock broke the deadlock in the second half as the former Arsenal man’s close-range header found the target and substitute Callum Wilson doubled the lead late on, sending the home fans into ecstasy.


Following the match, Shaw revealed that there was a team meeting without the coaching staff because “it’s down to us, we had to speak out in front of each other.”


The 27-year-old told Sky Sports: "Not good enough. I feel like every time I speak after games I’m always honest. As a team, we have to be honest. I don’t think Newcastle won on quality today, they won on desire, passion, hunger, and attitude. They had a higher motivation than we did. That can’t be possible. I feel I say the same every time we lose. They wanted it more. At Man Utd that shouldn’t be possible.



"It’s unacceptable. It’s not what we want to set out to be. In big games, you need that hunger. We didn’t create too much. Maybe you can say it’s been coming. Our levels dropped before the international break. We have three days to pick it back up.


"The players had a chat in the changing room after with no staff around. It’s down to us. It was nowhere near good enough. We had to speak out in front of each other.



“It’s important. We’re a team. When we go out onto the pitch, we have to fight for each other. Sometimes it hasn’t looked like that.


“I’m sure we’ll speak again. We need to realise the problems quickly and change them round. We still can have a very good season but with results and performances like this we can’t.”


When asked about his contract situation at Old Trafford, he replied: “I’m close [to a new contract]. Nothing has been signed yet. We’ve agreed on certain things. We’ll take it from there.”



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