Champions League: Four Manchester United players miss training ahead of Valencia clash

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United left-back Luke Shaw said the Hammers loss was "awful" and "horrendous" and that the players have to take responsibility.

United have only won one of their four matches in all competitions at Old Trafford this season - and the last time the ground hosted a Champions League game, Jose Mourinho's side were knocked out by Sevilla at the last-16 stage.

"The reason why they have gone the way they are is that they did go a little bit against the grain with three managers in a short space of time but what they've gone and done is, more than anything, when they went to the all-important one after [Louis van Gaal], they went to somebody just for the sake of what they believed and what everyone called him was a victor".

"Ask the guy behind, he wrote it".

"[They need to know they can] get on the pitch and play with the shackles off".

He could be seen sulking behind United's match as they failed to win for their third successive game and now his future is in doubt. But what you see is not really inside.

Manager Jose Mourinho said some of his players "care more than others" in his pre-match news conference when asked about the winless run.

Mourinho refused to name names, but it was a striking comment at a time when his relationship with the group is under scrutiny more than ever before. Games like this we should be dominating, creating chances, showing people why we deserve to play for Man United.

This latest reverse added to the pressure on under-fire coach Mourinho.

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"I'm not asking you who did you speak to this morning or your last phone call".

"That's a private matter, I am not going to answer to you".

Zidane was anxious that Mourinho believed that he was orchestrating a move to replace him in the dugout at United.

"It was needed. It was "wake up" and words that he (Mourinho) has said before: "We need to be moving, we need to concentrate more, we need to want the ball, we need to be playing".

"We have to look at ourselves as players". "The most important (thing) is what you show on the pitch".

"I like that perspective, but I don't agree totally". I'm still naive, but I still don't believe that a player is not honest. Everybody has a role to play.

"We have to do our job and we did it excellently, and that is why we deserved to win", he said.

Alexis, meanwhile, has been a major disappointment at Manchester United, scoring just 3 times in 23 appearances.