KEY POINTS

  • Luke Shaw questions his teammates' desires to win after losing to the Wolves
  • Joao Moutinho scored the game-winner for the Wolves
  • The Red Devils experienced their first loss since Ralf Rangnick took over

Manchester United experienced their first defeat since changing managers, and left-back Luke Shaw is not happy with how they played against the Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Shaw bared everything that was going on in his head after the surprising 1-0 loss to the Wolves.

“When we didn’t have the ball, we weren't aggressive enough. We didn’t put them under any pressure. It, maybe, looked like an easy game for them. A disappointing performance and result. We didn’t have many options on the ball and we weren't on the front foot,” said Shaw as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

It was a terrible but necessary wake-up call for the men at Old Trafford as defeating the ever-ready Wanderers would have been a sign that things have turned a corner for the Red Devils.

However, the opposite came to light and the Wanderers dominated the entire match.

In the first half alone, they had 15 shot attempts and tallied six corners before Manchester United's defense decided to wake up in the second half and limit the Wanderers to just four more shots.

But Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho found a breakthrough at the 82nd minute with a 20-yard strike from just outside the box to deliver the 1-0 game-winner for the Wanderers while also ending a 42-year losing streak at Old Trafford.

Manchester United’s efforts was certainly put into question as their supposedly threatening offense this season only mustered up nine total shot attempts, only two of which were on target, and had just three corners.

The arrival of interim manager Ralf Rangnick was thought to have been the re-energizing move to help Manchester United get back on the right track, but the honeymoon phase was brought to an abrupt halt.

After the sacking of then manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club had been invigorated with the managerial change as they were undefeated for eight matches.

“We need to bring the intensity and more motivation. Inside the dressing room, we know what we want but out on the pitch we need to give 100%. To win these types of games we all need to be 100% committed. It is tough and disappointing,” Shaw despondently added.

Manchester United will have around a week to prepare and recalibrate against Aston Villa on Monday, January 10 in an English FA Cup fixture before visiting the same side at Villa Park on January 15 under the English Premier League.