SHAW: WE WERE UNLUCKY AGAINST VALENCIA

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Juventus currently top Group H in the Champions League after Manchester United’s goalless draw against Valencia.

Valencia held United to a goalless draw at Old Trafford on Tuesday night and earned themselves a point, while Juve defeated Young Boys 3-0 to top the group with 6 points.

After the game against Valencia, Manchester United left-back admitted the results were disappointing, in a game that the team should have gotten maximum points. Shaw also admitted that although the team played at a slow tempo at times, they improved in the last 20 minutes of the game and were unlucky to get just a point.

“It’s disappointing because it’s two points dropped at home where we should be getting three points,” said Shaw.

“It’s hard. If you look at the second half I think we had a spell of 15, 20 minutes where I felt we were on top, putting pressure on their keeper and defenders, creating chances, moving the ball better.  We just didn’t get that bit of luck where sometimes you need it to drop in front of a player to finish.

“I think sometimes the tempo was too slow for what we’re about. We need to be moving the ball quicker and getting between the lines, giving it out wide to the dangerous players we have and creating more chances but it wasn’t meant to be.

“We did have chances but we’re there again where we didn’t take them and it’s hard to take. We should be winning these games but we haven’t won here for a while. We need to fix that on Saturday with a win against Newcastle. We have to win on Saturday.

“Last weekend (against West Ham) was bad but this time there was more hunger. It just wasn’t meant to be. It’s very disappointing.

“Like I said, in the Champions League you need to be picking up maximum points. Four points is okay I guess but we should have six.

“We look at the next game, we’ve got Juventus coming here and it’s another very tough game. It’s what the Champions League is about, you want to be playing against the best teams. I think that’s maybe what we need, we need a big team to come here and for us to pick ourselves up again and show why we’re Man United.”