Luke Shaw thinks Arsenal deserve more criticism than Man United

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Manchester United are having an awful season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not been able to build on his promising start at the club and they have actually regressed under his tenure.

United are now positioned in ninth with 35 points from their opening 25 games.

They missed out on Champions League football last season and they have an uphill task to qualify for Europe's premier cup competition again this season.

But United aren't the only big club having a poor campaign.

In the bottom half and four points below United are Arsenal.

The Gunners have had their problems themselves and their form has not picked up since Unai Emery was sacked in November.

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Luke Shaw has been keeping a keen eye on Arsenal's progress.

The left-back has recently given an interview where he questions why Arsenal don't receive the same amount of criticism that United do.

“You need to have a thick skin to play football anywhere, but especially at the biggest club in the world here at United," he told the Mirror.

“Everyone’s watching and wants to have a go whenever you lose.

“They’re just waiting to criticise the moment anything goes wrong but that’s part and parcel of playing for United.

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“No disrespect to Arsenal who are a fantastic club, but they’re not exactly having the greatest of seasons and it’s hardly mentioned.

“I find it quite funny that if it’s United, everyone criticises, but Arsenal don’t get a mention."

He has a case. But it's probably this way as United are a bigger club than Arsenal.

United have only recently been this bad while Arsenal have missed out on the top four for the last few seasons now.


Still, it is funny that Shaw feels the need to take shots at Arsenal when United are sitting in ninth and only four points better off.

The English left-back did admit that the Red Devils have been nowhere near good enough this season.

"We know when we haven't been good enough," he continued.

"We're here to take this club back to where it belongs — winning trophies and challenging for titles.

"There are a lot of good days to come."

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