'We made incredible mistakes': Mourinho fumes as United crash

Lewis Collier
August 20, 2018

"I am someone very honest and we always play for the shirt and play for them and this is not the result that we wanted and not the result that they wanted", said Pogba.

They return to action this afternoon with a trip to Brighton. According to Opta, this was only the 10th time in Premier League history that United have conceded three first-half goals.

A constant stream of reports throughout last season and into the summer has suggested that Mourinho and Pogba have a turbulent relationship which is not conducive to achieving the best possible results.

It didn't come, but it didn't matter. "We made mistakes we shouldn´t make", said Pogba, whose penalty deep into stoppage time proved too little, too late. "That's a lesson we have to keep in mind", Pogba said.

Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld were among Mourinho's targets but United were reportedly put off by their clubs' respective asking prices.

There isn't a dressing room or manager that doesn't talk about the opposition in a derogatory way when you're about to play them.

Lindelof was at fault for the first, letting Murray steal in to score.

"At half-time we tried; in the second half we tried". His time at Old Trafford threatens to go the same way, particularly with Tottenham next up a week on Monday.

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For now, Mourinho will have to make do with what he has got. Marcos Rojo is another option, but the Argentina defender is still nursing an injury picked up at the World Cup.

Towards the end of the game, United were reduced to hitting long balls forward to Lukaku and substitute Marouanne Fellaini, with minimum effect bar a 75th minute Pogba shot that was saved by Ryan. Last season was a tough moment for his family.

The defeat means champions Manchester City have already stolen a march on their neighbours in the title race, after they thrashed Huddersfield Town 6-1 earlier on to make it two wins from two.

After the demoralising defeat at Watford on the opening weekend it was vital that Brighton got up and running as quickly as possible.

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

"I'm disappointed, with my performance and the team performance".

Favourite for the sack with many bookmakers, Mourinho was visually apoplectic at some of his players' defending at the Amex Stadium with Eric Bailly coming in for significant criticism during United's shoddy defensive display. Yet United's players were bullied by a 34-year-old in Glenn Murray whose hunger for the ball and for the points simply showed up United's anaemic attitude even more.

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