Following their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle, Manchester United’s players held a dressing room inquest to discuss how they allowed themselves to be outworked by the Magpies. The Red Devils only managed one shot on target during the match, as Newcastle easily avenged their Carabao Cup final defeat at Wembley.
According to the Daily Mail, the players resolved to work out among themselves how they could improve and avoid similar defeats in the future. Luke Shaw, one of United’s star players, commented after the match that while he believed Newcastle were a good side, they did not win the game on quality alone. He added that the players had a chat after the match with no staff around, as it was down to them on the pitch to improve their performance.
Shaw went on to say that the team’s levels had dropped before the international break and that it was not good enough or acceptable. He stressed that they had to speak out in front of each other and that it had been coming for some time. Manager Erik ten Hag fully agreed with Shaw’s assessment, stating that Newcastle had been more determined, aggressive, and had more desire than his team.
Ten Hag was surprised that his team couldn’t match the determination and passion of their opponents, adding that if they wanted to win big games, they needed to be mature. He concluded by saying that he hadn’t seen that maturity from his team during the match.
The defeat at Newcastle was a significant setback for Manchester United, who had been on a good run of form before the international break. The team will need to regroup quickly and work on their performance if they hope to achieve their goals for the season.
In conclusion, Manchester United’s players held a dressing room inquest after their comprehensive defeat at Newcastle. They discussed how they allowed themselves to be outworked by their opponents and resolved to work together to improve their performance. The defeat was a significant setback for the team, and they will need to regroup quickly if they hope to achieve their goals for the season.