Man Utd star Luke Shaw has insisted that they have grown stronger after making silly mistakes in previous games.
Manchester United have made a shaky start to the season. They currently sit down in 15th in the Premier League having won just two of their first five games.
Three weeks ago United were on the end of a 6-1 hammering from Tottenham at Old Trafford. Many questions were raised about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position at the club after that game.
But the Red Devils have recovered pretty well since returning from the international break. Man Utd beat Newcastle 4-1 last weekend, before beating French giants PSG in the Champions League in midweek.
They kept their first Premier League clean sheet of the season this weekend against Chelsea. It was a dull affair at Old Trafford that finished goalless. United were lucky to not to concede a penalty in the first half following a challenge from Harry Maguire on Cezar Azpilicueta.
In an interview after the game – as cited by The Independent – Shaw insisted that Man Utd have moved past making silly mistakes:
“We defended much better than we have been, especially against a very good team like Chelsea who have high-quality players all around the pitch.
“I feel like they didn’t really create much, and we did well in that aspect.
“But higher up the pitch we should have maybe grabbed a goal, or maybe even two, and taken the three points.
“When we’re on the pitch now, it feels different to what it was before (at the start of 2020-21).
“Before we made a lot of sloppy, silly mistakes – individual mistakes – and I think we’ve learned from that and we’ve worked hard in training.
“We knew we needed to improve, and I think we need to build on this today and take it to Wednesday.”