Manchester United slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday night, pushing them all the way down to seventh place within the Premier League standings.
It was one other irritating evening for United, with Erik ten Hag’s crew unable to position strain on the Magpies’ defence for almost all of the match.
On the defensive finish, United weren’t a lot better off, permitting the house facet to take an enormous 22 photographs.
Nonetheless, Luke Shaw performed his half to maintain the scoreline restricted to 1-0.
Enjoying at centre-back as an alternative of his normal place at left-back, Shaw made two essential blocks to maintain the sport goalless till the fifty fifth minute.
The English defender made 4 clearances, essentially the most of any participant from both crew aside from teammate Harry Maguire who made six.
Shaw additionally confirmed first rate marking and monitoring capacity, not being dribbled previous all through all the match.
Nonetheless, he appeared sluggish at instances, unable to maintain up with Newcastle’s pacy attackers, as was exhibited by his zero tackles all through the affair.
Regardless of a blended defensive efficiency, Shaw was one of many few promising gamers in United’s build-up play, finishing 39 of 42 passes for a 93% passing accuracy – essentially the most of any participant on the sector.
His lengthy balls have been much less efficient, with simply considered one of 5 crosses discovering its goal and Newcastle keeper Nick Pope simply catching his cross into the field from a free kick within the first half.
Shaw gained two of his three aerial duels on the evening whereas coming off second-best in only one floor duel.
Whereas the full-back performed his half in limiting Newcastle’s scoring alternatives whereas taking part in at centre-back, it’s clear that Shaw shouldn’t be but again to his finest since getting back from damage.
(Stats by way of Sofascore)