‘I know the problem’ – A Manchester united star breaks silence on what may be the problem the lead to Brighton defeat

‘I know the problem’ – A Manchester united star breaks silence on what may be the problem the lead to Brighton defeat

Thursday evening’s 1-0 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium left Luke Shaw lamenting Manchester United’s lack of efficiency in front of goal.

Shaw appeared to have handled the ball inside the penalty area, and in the 99th minute, Alexis Mac Allister converted a dramatic penalty kick to secure all three points for the Seagulls.

Referee Andre Marriner was instructed to consult the pitchside monitor and, after determining that the England defender had touched the ball with his hand, he gave Mac Allister the opportunity to secure a crucial victory for the home team.

United had created a number of excellent opportunities to punish Brighton, particularly in the first half, despite being under pressure in the latter stages of the game.

Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Bruno Fernandes were all responsible for passing up advantageous opportunities.

And according to Shaw, it was United’s lack of deadly instinct in front of goal that cost them dearly, with the left-back emphasizing the Reds’ persistent inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities.

“I know the problem, and we all know the problem,” Shaw told Sky Sports. “The issue is that we are unable to score.

“In the first half, we had three or four scoring opportunities that we should have converted, and I believe this has occurred frequently this season. In contrast, when viewed from the other side, it all boils down to my error.

“However, I believe that with the opportunities we had, we should have scored goals, and the game would have been entirely different if we had capitalized on those opportunities.”

United has struggled to produce goals all season, as evidenced by their current goal difference of +9. This season, Erik ten Hag’s squad has scored 49 goals in the Premier League, the fewest of any team presently in the top seven.

Shaw continued, “I have no idea why United is struggling to score goals. Perhaps we are not clinical enough. I cannot think of anything else to say.

“What I did was the exact opposite, and I ultimately cost us a point.” However, if you consider the first half, we could have been up 3-0.”

United’s loss on the south coast will have given Liverpool the confidence to make a late drive for a top-four finish. As a result of their 1-0 victory over Fulham on Wednesday night, they are now only four points behind the Reds, and a victory over Brentford on Saturday would reduce that deficit to just one point.

Regarding the top-four battle, Shaw added, “I don’t believe it changes anything; it is still in our hands.” “We should have kicked ourselves out of the position we were in because we were obviously quite comfortable.”

“However, there is now a real chase as teams around us continue to accumulate points.” However, we still have one game in hand and control of it.”

‘I know the problem’ – A Manchester united star breaks silence on what may be the problem the lead to Brighton defeat