The Newcastle United boss looks to have lost all sense of awareness.
"We came to win, we were attack minded," McClaren told BBC Football. "The goal just before half time woke them up and it was a whirlwind 13 minutes and we lost the game in those 13 minutes.
"This is the best team in the Premier League with a front four who can score at any opportunity. They took advantage of our missed chances and we got punished by world class players.
"The score was a little harsher than what we deserved. It was not the system, it was individual errors and world class finishing from Aguero.
"We are building character in that dressing room. We have played the top four in our first few games of the season. Our season now begins, we have Norwich coming up and we prepare for that."
Wow. Clueless or what?
Indeed, there is no sign of McClaren taking responsibility, there is no sign of him showing any awareness. For goodness' sake, this is a scoreline - regardless of any minor circumstances that may have influenced it - that deserves an immediate apology to fans.
Plenty of managers would resign after it.
But not McClaren. The Newcastle boss is speaking about building character. If his idea of doing so is losing 6-1, he may as well just relegate the Magpies all the way until non league to build the ultimate character.
Praising Sergio Aguero is simply not good enough. Yes, he's a world-class striker. So how about trying to defend against him?
The big problem with the Newcastle head coach is not even the results he's getting - it's the things he's saying. After a terrible start, he defended his struggling players and made excuse after excuse. Now, after a 6-1 defeat, he's defending his struggling players and making excuse after excuse.
It doesn't look like there's any hope for McClaren. He may prove everyone wrong - but his post-match press conferences just make him look even more hapless.