Sloppy Manchester United lose to Brighton

Paul Pogba has been linked with Barcelona for much of the summer

Paul Pogba has been linked with Barcelona for much of the summer

Speaking at his media conference ahead of Manchester United's trip to Brighton on Sunday, Mourinho ruled out Darmian calling time on his Old Trafford career.

"I think we live one wonderful season last season, there was cameras, we do it for ourselves".

Brighton were 3-1 ahead at half-time and frustrated United until Pogba converted a penalty in stoppage time, and the France global suggested he had not been mentally prepared.

A defensive horror show from Manchester United in the first-half saw them head into the break 3-1 down as continual lapses in concentration handed Brighton the two-goal advantage, leaving many questioning United's defenders.

It was reported earlier this week that Manchester United would be forced to pay Jose Mourinho a whopping £12 million if they chose to sack him this season.

"Then we scored the first goal, which gave immediately the feeling that the game is open and we are going to finish the half on a high and ready for the second half". But we believe that Lukaku cannot play 90 minutes.

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Brighton will be hoping to get their 2018/2019 season up and running when they welcome Man United to the Amex stadium on Sunday evening.

Victor Lindelof surpassed Bailly's tackle record, as he failed to make any successful tackles during the game, and to add insult to injury failed to make any blocks at all during the 90 minutes, with United's central defence partnership failing to make any interceptions.

Summer signing Fred impressed on his Premier League debut against Leicester.

In team news, Mourinho should welcome back Romelu Lukaku & Jessie Lingard after their World Cup adventures.

Brighton captain Dunk was struggling after his challenge with Lukaku, with home boss Chris Hughton prepared to bring on Leon Balogun in his place.

Mourinho's third seasons in charge during his second spell at Chelsea and at Real Madrid never recovered from a poor start.

The Red Devils must get better, though, and quickly, or the title will start to look beyond their reach even before the race has truly begun.

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