Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has criticized the pitch they used for their Tuesday night Champions League game against Young Boys.
Shaw expressed his displeasure at playing on the plastic pitch but stated that it wasn't an excuse for their loss against the Swiss side.
“No excuses, we lost the game tonight, you can't blame the pitch. But for the Champions League, these pitches, they shouldn't be possible. It's dangerous. It's hard to turn on. But like I said, it's no excuse.
"It's football, we lost tonight, we have to take it on the chin and we need to focus on the games coming up on the weekend."
"I don't know. It's always hard with 10 men. I think we started well. It's a hard pitch to play on, it's not easy to get used to. We got the early goal, comfortable in the game, we didn't feel they were too threatening.
"Then, 10 men, they had more of the ball, more chances. Towards the end we gave everything, we tried to give them as many less chances as possible. But they got the goal, and the last goal, these things happen in football. We need to move on. We're disappointed, but there's still a lot more games to go," he told TNT Sports.
Luke Shaw has carried the ball into the final third more times than any other defender in the Premier League so far this season .— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) September 12, 2021
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