Luke Shaw slams ‘sloppy’ Man Utd performance against Arsenal

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer endured a frustrating time on Saturday night (Picture: Getty Images)

Luke Shaw feels Manchester United wasted an opportunity to beat Arsenal on Saturday with a ‘sloppy’ performance in north London.

The Gunners and the Red Devils played out a goalless draw at the Emirates in a game to forget for those watching on.

United stay second in the table with the point, but are three points behind Manchester City, with the league leaders holding a game in hand over their local rivals.

United dominated possession, but could not convert that into a win and Shaw was left frustrated after the match.

‘[It’s] two points dropped I feel,’ said Shaw. ‘I felt we were in control, Arsenal had a spell but we were comfortable and had countless massive chances we haven’t taken. It would have been a brilliant result winning here, we have to be winning these games.

‘The chances we had, I don’t think it’s acceptable to come away with a point – I haven’t been in the changing room yet but I’m sure the lads will be disappointed.

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Luke Shaw was disappointed not to come away with three points from the Arsenal clash (Picture: Getty Images)

‘At times we were too slow. Second half we were sloppy and gave the ball away. We didn’t look like we wanted to play. We created the chances and failed to score again and it cost us two points.

‘We dropped points in midweek and again here. If we want to be in the title race we have to be winning these games. I don’t know what more to say.’

While Shaw was left wanting more, United goalkeeper David De Gea picked out the left-back as the team’s star performer, not just on Saturday but in recent weeks.

‘He’s a big weapon for us,’ said the Spaniard. ‘I think the last few games he’s played he’s been playing really well.

‘He’s a very important player for us and when he’s fit and playing at 100 per cent I think he makes this team better.’

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