Manchester United defender Luke Shaw pulled no punches in rating his side’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham, describing the performance as “horrendous” while shifting the blame from Jose Mourinho.
Manager Mourinho has seen the Red Devils lose three games in seven so far in the Premier League, their worst start for nearly 30 years.
That rotten run of form, as well as a highly public ‘feud’ with Paul Pogba, threatens to end the Portuguese’s tenure at Old Trafford just months into his third season.
“We have to look at ourselves as players. We’re the ones who go on the pitch. The manager isn’t on the pitch is he?” he said to reporters.
“If you want the truth I think it was honestly horrendous. We didn’t look like a team that was going to beat West Ham. I think individually and as a team we were awful.
“That’s not good enough. It’s hard to take and we’re sorry to the fans for what they saw.”
Shaw also admitted that United received a furious team talk from Mourinho at half time, which failed to turn the course of the game.