Squad lacked depth, weren’t ‘collectively’ in Wolves defeat


Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has questioned the togetherness and dedication of Ralf Rangnick’s squad after Monday’s 1-0 house defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers, the most recent setback of their troubled season.

“We now have to place extra stress on them, we’ve got to have depth. Us gamers, we’ve got been right here a very long time, perhaps tonight we struggled, I did not assume we have been all there collectively. You take a look at the gamers we’ve got, we’ve got unbelievable high quality however typically high quality is just not sufficient,” Shaw instructed Sky Sports activities.

Joao Moutinho’s 82nd-minute purpose settled the competition however Wolves might have wrapped the sport up lengthy earlier than then after making a sequence of first half probabilities.

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“It was not adequate, we actually struggled, we could not pay money for the ball and after we did not have the ball we weren’t aggressive sufficient. We did not put them underneath any stress,” the England full-back added.

“It perhaps seemed like a simple recreation for them. A disappointing efficiency and outcome. We did not have many choices on the ball and we weren’t on the entrance foot.

“We have to convey the depth and extra motivation. Contained in the dressing room, we all know what we wish however out on the pitch we have to give 100%. To win these kind of video games all of us have to be 100% dedicated. It’s robust and disappointing.”

With no recreation till the Jan. 10 FA Cup tie with Aston Villa, Shaw is hoping the classes with Rangnick at Carrington will convey some change.

“We now have time now to refocus again, we bought a protracted coaching week and perhaps the supervisor can convey some extra concepts to what he desires on the pitch,” Shaw stated.

Rangnick, who took cost of United on interim foundation in December, heard the boos of a pissed off Previous Trafford crowd when he substituted Mason Greenwood — a puzzling resolution given the ahead was the best United participant.

“The query was shall I take off Mason or shall I take off Edison [Cavani], that was the query,” Rangnick stated.

“We determined to maintain Edi because the extra offensive, the extra striker of the 2 on the pitch. I take off Mason, that was my name.

“We might even have accomplished it differently nevertheless it reveals how extremely, how the followers like Mason as a home-grown participant and, as I stated, his effort and efficiency was not excellent however a minimum of he was one of many higher gamers immediately.”

Shaw additionally hailed the “phenomenal” return of Phil Jones to the facet after he ended an nearly two-year absence on account of a knee harm.

Jones, who had not performed for the membership since scoring of their FA Cup win over Tranmere Rovers in January 2020, partnered Raphael Varane in opposition to Wolves within the absence of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

“Phil Jones ought to be happy with himself, he is been criticised consistently for quite a few years,” Shaw stated.

“Folks [have been] getting at him however he is caught by it, he is so skilled and trains so exhausting. And he bought his probability tonight and I believe he was phenomenal.

“I believe he wants lots of respect for that tonight as a result of he was out for over a 12 months and this was actually his first massive recreation again. I am very comfortable for him after what he is been by.”


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