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Luke Shaw admits he ‘wasn’t good enough’ and defends Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool


Luke Shaw has called on his Manchester United teammates to take responsibility after the Liverpool defeat (Stadium Astro)

Luke Shaw admits his performance ‘wasn’t good enough’ in Manchester United’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool and has leapt to the defence of OIe Gunnar Solskjaer.

Jurgen Klopp’s side delivered a dominating performance at Old Trafford as Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick while Naby Keita and Diogo Jota also foudn the net.

United have now lost three out of their last four Premier League games, while pressure continues to mount on Solskjaer’s position as manager.

Speaking after the defeat, Shaw insisted that he and his teammates need to take responsibility for their poor performances and admits that United’s players felt ‘this result was coming’ following their inconsistent form since the start of the season.

‘Not good enough, I know of course this game is a team sport, a team game, but I think as individuals we need to be accountable of some of the performances today and that’s why I’m here now,’ Shaw told Stadium Astro.

‘I’m not hiding in there, not speaking, I come out and say I wasn’t good enough. I speak on behalf of myself, not the team.

Luke Shaw admits his performance against Liverpool ‘wasn’t good enough’ (Getty)

‘I’m accountable for my performance and it wasn’t good enough.

‘I’m not here to speak about the team, we know we can be better, but for me also I need to be better than I was today.

‘That’s why I came here now and not hide and speak to you and tell it how it is.’

When asked if Solskjaer is responsible for the lack of direction shown by United’s players, Shaw replied: ‘No, like I said, I think it’s ourselves we need to look at first and foremost in the mirror.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under huge pressure following Manchester United’s loss to Liverpool (AFP via Getty)

‘Are we doing everything right and preparing right for the games ourselves?

‘Of course have the tactics and how the manager wants us to play. But I think at times we’re way too easy to play through against.

‘For example look at the first goal, it can’t be possible to have three [Liverpool players] running through in the first five minutes.

‘We need to be more compact, we need to be better, we know that.

‘I think also maybe we could say this result was coming. I think in past games where we’ve won we haven’t been at our best and we know that, we felt that inside the dressing room.

‘Today we need to reflect and we have to move on from this because it hurts.’

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