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Luke Shaw reveals why Man Utd were eaten alive by Liverpool

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The Red Devils snapped out of an 11-match unbeaten run by suffering their worst defeat in 92 years.

Manchester United’s level of performance has slipped since the club’s EFL Cup success, according to defender Luke Shaw.

Exactly a week after beating Newcastle 2-0 in the cup final, United suffered their worst defeat since a 7-0 hammering against Wolves in 1931 by losing to Liverpool by the same scoreline.

“It was completely unacceptable,” Shaw told MUTV. “Our standards have clearly dropped since we won that trophy, and in the last couple of games we haven’t been our normal selves.”

‘I felt embarrassed for us’

Six of Liverpool’s seven goals came in the second half. Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, and Mohamed Salah all bagged braces. Roberto Firmino completed the 7-0 routing in the 88th minute.

Fans and former players alike have criticized the performance, with ex-defender Gary Neville claiming United were ‘eaten alive’ by Liverpool.

“We showed no personality and no mentality,” Shaw added.

“I think out there on the pitch I felt embarrassed for us players, for the fans that were there supporting us, that were watching at home, to watch that second half.

“I can only apologize for that and us as players have to own it, we have to stand up and accept that it was nowhere near good enough. It was completely unacceptable.”

United hope for a swift recovery when Real Betis visit them at Old Trafford for the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday.