Jose Mourinho's side go into their Champions League Group H clash having failed to win any of their last three matches, and with only four wins from nine games in all competitions this season. Today the Manchester United manager responded to rumours about a conversation with Zinedine Zidane in flawless fashion.
Or an intermittently world-class, World Cup-winning midfielder who can barely string two coherent and dedicated hours together in a red shirt and hasn't the sincerity, seriousness of objective or testicular fortitude to make a position his own, take responsibility, seize a game, rouse his team-mates and tell his conniving agent to pipe down. "The players all know the situation is not good and we know we can do better".
Young captained United in Saturday's loss to West Ham while Herrera and Lingard did not feature.
Asked if defeat to Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday could spell the end of Mourinho, the ex-England global added: "Winning or losing against Valencia shouldn't make any difference at all".
Manchester United were 2-0 down at half-time before Marcus Rashford halved the deficit to offer hope of a potential comeback.
Speaking on BT Sport, he said: 'I'm in football for more than two decades and I've never believed, maybe I'm naive, maybe I am naive, but I never believed in a divided dressing room because I never believed in a player who goes to the pitch and doesn't want to win'. It will be interesting to see if under fire boss Jose Mourinho can get a reaction from his side. "Not everyone gets to play Champions League games so you should always look forward to them even if you are expecting a hard match". United is off to its worst start in 28 years with 10 points through seven matches.
Mourinho has taken the brunt of the blame and is reportedly on the verge of losing his job, but Shaw has suggested that he and his teammates are more deserving of the criticism for their display in East London. "Sometimes it can help but most important is on the pitch". The big thing he said he learnt from the Chelsea exit was that you couldn't single out a player in a meeting in front of the other players because the players do not accept this now.
"When you play for Manchester United everyone expects you win the games", the Serbia global said. "I don't think so".