Potential Lineups: Brighton vs Manchester United

Angelo Anderson
August 20, 2018

Jose Mourinho struck a forlorn figure in his technical area as he watched his toothless Manchester United side lose 3-2 to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, and defeat on the south coast has left many fans questioning whether he is still the right man for the job at Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba scored a penalty in second-half stoppage time for a late consolation but could not prevent Brighton enjoying their second straight win over United. Maybe we didn't have attitude to break them, to kill them when we had to kill them, to go through the lines, and that's a lesson we have to keep in mind and play much better next game.

"I put myself first, my attitude was not right enough".

"I think we made the mistake we shouldn't make". It's a hit for us.

United lie in 10th place after the first two rounds of Premier League action, having accrued three points so far. It was very disappointing, we tried to push. He had little impact on the game and his attempts to galvanise his team-mates during a torrid first half in which they conceded three times appeared half-hearted.

"When I am critical with my players you just don't accept it, so please do not ask me to go in this direction because it is not good for me", Mourinho said.

'I hope that is lost in translation, ' the legendary midfielder said. What can you tell us about that?

Only four teams managed to win at Brighton last season and it will be a hard place to play this season, too. You don't need to be disrespectful to have a fantastic movie. "I was not expecting such obviously big mistakes - because we are not speaking about small mistakes".

Hughton made a late change, taking off Gross and replacing him with Beram Kayal and then replacing Murray with Jurgen Locadia.

Mourinho warned of a "difficult" season when he wasn't backed in the transfer market before the deadline for Premier League clubs closed before the opening weekend of the season. "I couldn't be happier and I have to say - I am not saying for me, I am saying for him - that it is totally untrue that we had a problem during the week". Atlanta - and Martinez - have played just 25 games this season, meaning Martinez could very well take his tally into the mid-30s.

"I think this game today, if I was in your position, would give me (enough) material to speak about it or to write about it", added Mourinho, addressing the media.

The World Cup winner's languid style can make it tough to accurately assess his demeanour but he certainly looked frustrated as his team once again struggled on the ground which was the scene of a 1-0 defeat in United's penultimate away trip of last season.

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