‘Some teams used to fear OId Trafford’: Luke Shaw admits Manchester United no longer intimidate opponents at home following another poor display
Manchester United left back Luke Shaw is concerned that Old Trafford no longer intimidates opposing players and teams like it once did.
United beat Young Boys at home on Tuesday night to book their spot in the knockout phase of the Champions League, but they were far from impressive and relied on a stoppage-time goal from Marouane Fellaini.
Tuesday’s unconvincing display came just three days after United had drawn 0-0 with Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Luke Shaw looked concerned as he spoke to the media after Tuesday’s win over Young Boys
Shaw celebrated with Marouane Fellaini (centre) as Manchester United won 1-0 at Old Trafford
But despite the win, Shaw, seen arguing with Jean-Pierre Nsame (centre), was not impressed
United have won just four of their 10 home games so far this season and Shaw acknowledges that things need to change.
Speaking on beIN Sports, Shaw said: ‘Off the back of the result on the weekend, I think it was always going to be tougher than we expected.
‘Some teams used to fear OId Trafford but I think sometimes now people come in and think they can get results.
‘Most importantly, that’s what we have got to change as a team and as a club — to bring that fear factor back to an Old Trafford that not many fear at the moment.’
Next up for United is a trip to Shaw’s former club Southampton on Saturday, before they return to Old Trafford for back-to-back home games against Arsenal and Fulham next week.
After United’s fourth win in 10 home games Shaw said that Old Trafford has lost its fear factor