Luke Shaw issues honest verdict on Man Utd’s ‘unacceptable’ Liverpool defeat

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Luke Shaw has been speaking after Manchester United’s ‘embarrassing’ defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

Luke Shaw has issued a brutally honest verdict of Manchester United’s defeat to Liverpool.

The Red Devils were thrashed 7-0 at Anfield, putting on a sorry display to end their fine run of form in spectacular fashion. It was a result few saw coming, with Liverpool struggling this season, while Erik ten Hag’s men have been in excellent form, particularly over recent weeks.

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But at Anfield, players appeared to throw in the towel after going four behind within five minutes of the second half kicking off, and fans have been left furious. Though, it seems the players need no reminding of their shortcomings, with full-back Shaw giving an honest account to MUTV after the game.

“Unacceptable, embarrassing, to be honest,” he said. “I think out there on the pitch I felt embarrassed for us players, for the fans that were there supporting us, that were watching at home, to watch that second half.

“I can only apologise for that and us as players have to own it, we have to stand up and accept that it was nowhere near good enough.”

The result was particularly shocking following the events of recent weeks, which saw United beat Barcelona in the Europa League and win the Carabao Cup by defeating Newcastle United in the final. Though, Shaw admits that standards have dropped since the Red Devils got their hands on silverware at Wembley.

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“We need to find the good things we were doing before and bring them back because this hurts a lot,” added the defender. “It’s really unacceptable what we did in that second half with mistakes. We showed no personality, no mentality and for a big team to come here we need to be better.”

United will now be looking to bounce back when they face Real Betis in the Europa League on Thursday night.

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