Manchester United fans disappointed with weak performance vs Brighton

Manchester United fans disappointed with weak performance vs Brighton

Manchester United fans disappointed with weak performance vs Brighton

Pogba reduced United's deficit by blasting home from the spot after Duffy felled Marouane Fellaini, but it was too little, too late.

Mourinho welcomed Nemanja Matic and Antonio Valencia back to training after injuries, but the trip to Brighton came too soon for them to be included. Then from the re-start, Eric Bailly gave away a needless corner and some penalty box pinball ended with Shane Duffy scoring a second after expertly controlling Anthony Knockaert's miscued shot.

United boss Jose Mourinho will doubtless be furious with his side's early defensive disarray - then later their inability to launch a fightback.

Manchester United fans were definitely disappointed by the weak performance that was put in by the players vs Brighton.

Mourinho made headlines last season and over the summer by speaking out about what he saw as shortcomings from his players, notably Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw.

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"The team in the second half tried, but I think the mental point of view, the accumulation of mistakes and punishment step by step was giving happiness and confidence to a good team like Brighton, who took that confidence from us". The Iranian worldwide was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season and enjoyed an impressive World Cup for Team Melli.

United have conceded four goals in their opening two games of the season, a tally that took them nine games to reach last term. Yet again Jose Mourinho is making the headlines off the pitch, recently branding rivals Man City of having "No Class" following their new documentary being released.

Mourinho wanted a central defender in the final weeks of the transfer window and despite interest in Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and a host of others, nothing happened.

But the damage had already been done as Brighton sat comfortably on their lead until virtually the last kick of the match. Fred is likely to be sat at the base of a three-man midfield and will be charged with breaking up the play and kick-starting United attacks on the break. The Portuguese manager referred to Pogba's time in the youth setup at Old Trafford and hinted the 25-year-old could become a permanent captain for the Red Devils in the future.

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