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Luke Shaw apologises to Manchester United fans after Tottenham humiliation

Luke Shaw has apologised to the Manchester United fans after Monday's 3-0 defeat to Tottenham at Old Trafford.

The result means United have started a Premier League season with two defeats in their first three games for the first since 1992.

And despite an encouraging first half against Mauricio Pochettino's side, Shaw admitted afterwards the team, who along with under-fire manager Jose Mourinho were applauded off the pitch by the home supporters, had not been good enough.

"A big thank you to the fans for the way they supporting us," Shaw told MUTV.

"Even when we were 3-0 down it was amazing. At the final whistle, the way they were clapping was really nice for the players after a disappointing result.

"To the fans who came out, we're sorry. We'll be better next week. It's early in the season and we've got a lot of game to come. There are lot of positive things but we've got to get points.

"I'm sorry for the fans, not just the ones here but the ones at home watching. It wasn't good enough tonight but we will bounce back against Burnley."

Shaw's individual performance was one of the only highlights for United with the left-back receiving special praise from Mourinho after the final whistle.

It was the 23-year-old's first Premier League start against a top-six side since September 2016 and his early-season form is likely to result in a call-up to Gareth Southgate's England squad on Thursday.

"I don't really care about my own performance," said Shaw.

"I care more about the result and the team. It's a sad night for us. We've got to pick ourselves back up and keeping working hard.

"After two losses, we've got to start winning and win in a good way."

The players have been given Tuesday off and will return to Carrington on Wednesday to prepare for Sunday's trip to Burnley.

Despite a wretched start, Shaw says the dressing room is still united -- something he hopes to prove at Turf Moor.

"You see a lot of things in the media about what our dressing room is like but we have a really good spirit and a good group of lads," he added.

"We want to work and we want to achieve big things here. We've got a good group with talent all over the pitch and I'm sure we'll start winning more games."


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