Manchester United: Luke Shaw admits “fatigue”, De Jong address rumours

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw acknowledged that against Fulham, Manchester United players may have been experiencing “a bit of fatigue”

Luke Shaw admits Man United players are facing fatigue

United has practically played two games a week for the past three months since football resumed following the World Cup. The relentless match schedule finally seems to have taken its toll against Fulham in the FA Cup. After overcoming Real Betis in Spain to advance in the Europa League, United faced Fulham on Sunday afternoon. Manchester United appeared to be out of the competition till Fulham threw the game away. Fulham received two red cards in a span of one minute.

In a tumultuous incident, Willian, who handled the ball in the box to prevent a scoring opportunity. And Aleksandar Mitrovic both given the boot. Manager Marco Silva also received his marching orders for objecting to the penalty call. In his post-game interview with MUTV, Shaw reflected on the dramatic first 90 minutes. He acknowledged that Manchester United weren’t at their best. The defender criticised the performance for lacking effort and that exhaustion is to blame.

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Frenkie De Jong answers transfer rumours to Manchester United

After being questioned about a potential transfer to Manchester United, Frenkie de Jong reaffirmed that he is really content where he is at Barcelona.

De Jong, 25, was Erik ten Hag’s top target during his first summer in command at Old Trafford. United and Barcelona agreed to a deal for €85 million for the player, but he continued to be with Barcelona after the transfer window closed.

Despite the fact that it’s known that Ten Hag made a strong effort to recruit De Jong, a player he coached at Ajax, he ultimately obliged to explore elsewhere in the market, which ultimately led to the signing of Casemiro from Real Madrid. De Jong’s wage deferral at Barcelona, which was brought on by the team’s financial difficulties following the pandemic, proved to be the sticking point in negotiations, but Ten Hag hasn’t ruled out making another attempt to sign the player at the end of the current campaign.

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