Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw admits that the Red Devils showed Juventus ‘too much respect’ on Tuesday night, which cost them a positive result.
Jose Mourinho’s men were outclassed at Old Trafford in the Group H Champions League encounter, ultimately losing 1-0 after Paulo Dybala’s first-half strike.
The Italian champions controlled the game for large periods and rarely looked troubled at the back, as Paul Poga produced United’s only truly threatening moment by hitting the post with a skilful curling effort from outside the box late on.
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The Red Devils remain on four points in the group standings, in second place ahead of Valencia by two points, after the Spanish outfit could only secure a draw against Young Boys.
Mourinho’s side should still qualify for the next round, however, as Shaw points out, they will have to be more aggressive in the final third of the pitch to beat teams as good as Juventus in the future.
“I think first half we gave them too much respect and we let them play far too easy,” The English defender stated post-match, as per The Independent.
“At times today, we didn’t create too many clear-cut chances. I think first half they had way too much time on the ball and we expected it.