Manchester United star Luke Shaw believes Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was the reason the Red Devils were unable to get all three points in the Premier League at the weekend. Shaw thinks the Blues had their keeper to thank for the point they left with.
Lampard signed Mendy in the summer after unconvincing form from Kepa Arrizabalaga at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have solved one of their key problems, according to Shaw who believes the 28-year-old was the difference.
“I feel like we created the better chances. Their keeper made wonderful saves at times,” said Shaw.
“I was right behind it [Rashford’s shot] and, like I said, their keeper was very good today.
“He made a couple of very good saves that kept them in the game.”
United defender Shaw was frustrated that they were unable to score the winner and gain a vital three points.
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“We defended much better than we have been, especially against a very good team like Chelsea who have high-quality players all around the pitch,” he explained.
“I feel like they didn’t really create much, and we did well in that aspect.
“But higher up the pitch we should have maybe grabbed a goal, or maybe even two, and taken the three points.”
Shaw also opened up on the defensive formation Lampard used at Old Trafford making them more secure at the back.
“Yeah, they were saying up there [on the TV] that neither team wanted to lose,” the left-back said.
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“You could see that with maybe the way they turned up with that formation – they haven’t played it [a back five] this season, so it was the first time.
“So I think maybe we felt that from them, but we always want to win every game.
“Of course it was important we didn’t lose today, and we’ll take one point rather than zero, but also we’re disappointed in the back of our minds that we didn’t take three.”
Shaw also opened up on the options now available to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as United look to challenge on several fronts.
“It’s very good for the manager to maybe have those changes that he can make, but also very good for the team, because everyone wants to play,” he said.
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“Everyone’s pushing. The ones on the bench want to be in the starting XI, so it’s good to have that healthy competition that is going to push the lads.
“We need to keep pushing. Of course we’re a bit disappointed we haven’t got three points but we need to just get our focus back, [because] we have a massive game on Wednesday that we need to win.”
Chelsea return to action on Wednesday when they take on Krasnodar in the Champions League (5.55pm).
United face RB Leipzig at 8pm on the same night.
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