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After the game Shaw was the player apologizing as United slumped to a second-straight defeat in their first three matches of the Premier League season. Jose Mourinho believed his side didn’t deserve to lose after a positive first half display and defended his players.
Mourinho’s postgame meltdown in his press conference dominated the headlines, while Shaw revealed that United’s players appreciated the support they received from their supporters after the final whistle despite the damaging loss.
Shaw told MUTV that things will get better as United failed to take their chances in the first half and a clinical Tottenham side ran riot in the second half.
“A big thank you goes to the fans for the way they supported us, even when we were down 3-0,” Shaw said. “It was amazing. At the final whistle, the way they clapped the team was really respectful, and that was nice for us as players to receive after a disappointing result. To the fans that came out tonight, we are sorry and we will be better next week, we will improve, we will keep working hard. It is early in the season, we have got a lot of games to come and we have got to get points. Tonight’s result wasn’t good enough. I am sorry to the fans, not just the ones here but those at home that watched and supported us.”
As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words.
Shaw certainly impressed with his forward runs and with England manager Gareth Southgate watching on, a recall to the Three Lions is surely on the horizon as long as he can stay fit.
The rest of United’s defense was disjointed and lacking in confidence and after a summer of Mourinho making it perfectly clearly he wanted to sign new center backs, can you blame them?