(FILES) In this file picture taken on August 10, 2018, English defender Luke Shaw gestures after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England. Oli SCARFF / AFP
Luke Shaw has revealed Manchester United’s stars had been massively pissed off by their failure to shut the hole to the Premier League’s high 4.
Fourth-placed Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at Leicester on Saturday gave United an opportunity to chip away on the six-point distinction.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males slipped to sixth after a 0-0 draw in opposition to Wolves at Old Trafford later within the day.
Even the presence of latest signing Bruno Fernandes, who made his debut in midfield, couldn’t galvanise United.
Asked how the temper within the dressing room was after the match, United defender Shaw stated: “To be honest, really, really disappointed, especially with the way the games have been going recently.
“We haven’t been picking up too many points and today was massive for us, especially with Chelsea dropping points.
“It seems to keep happening. Teams around us drop points and we don’t end up closing the gap and we are suffering from that and we needed to win today.
“Now we haven’t got a game so soon and that is quite annoying, but we’ll have a little break and of course we are looking forward to the big game when we get back.”
United have had a frantic winter fixture schedule and now shouldn’t have a match till travelling for a vital conflict at fourth-placed rivals Chelsea on February 17, with a warm-weather camp in Spain lined up within the meantime.
“Maybe it’s nice to have a break but on the other hand with how the game went today, I’d rather have a game around the corner so we can put things right because we need to,” Shaw stated.
“But that’s not the case, there’s the break. We’ll regroup, have a little break but obviously focus because it’s not the end of the season yet.
“Look, Chelsea is a massive game and one we seem to love playing in.
“We have played them probably quite a lot as well in the cups and stuff.
“We will have a few days off and then train very hard to get ready for that game because we know it’s going to be tough.
“We want to close the gap and we need to beat them.”