Jose Mourinho gives his honest thoughts on why Manchester United lost to Brighton

With all due respect to Brighton, winning these games is key if Manchester United are to challenge for a title this season.

Today’s 3-2 defeat felt eerily similar to the poor loss away at Huddersfield Town early on in the previous campaign. It doesn’t bode well.

Speaking to Sky Sports News afterwards, Jose Mourinho put it down to ‘too many mistakes’ being made at the wrong moments. Every man, from one to eleven, weren’t anywhere near good enough this evening. From Paul Pogba, to Eric Bailly, the sub-par performances were all over the field. When that happens, you’re already at a major disadvantage.

Be it down to the manager or the players, there is a dire situation unfolding at Old Trafford right now. Third-season syndrome under Mourinho is starting to feel like a real thing. The only difference? This time around he hasn’t got a title under his belt.

It’s tough to not be too reactionary, after all, we’re only two games into the new campaign, things may get better, but it’s hard to be upbeat following such a dire, dismal display throughout.

Things don’t get any easier next time either, with Tottenham Hotspur visiting Old Trafford on bank holiday Monday…


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