Brighton 3 Man United 2

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Manchester United supporters were still coming to terms with their side's unexpected 3-2 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday afternoon when Sanchez took to Twitter to offer an ill-timed update on his side project. It's a great thing for me to come in front of the cameras and say players A, B, C put in fantastic performances.

Pogba scored his second penalty of the season deep into stoppage time at the Amex, but by then it was too little, too late for the visitors as Mourinho's pre-season predictions of defensive problems were realised on a hard afternoon for centre-backs Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

Jose Mourinho's frustration at Manchester United's failure to sign a new centre-back during the summer transfer window is well-documented, yet perhaps even he did not foresee the scale of difficulty his defenders would have against Brighton.

"We made mistakes we shouldn't make".

"When I speak about individual performances and I'm critical about my players, you do not accept it", he said. "We made mistakes and were punished by our mistakes".

Romelu Lukaku halved the deficit 11 minutes before the break, rising unmarked to nod in Luke Shaw's ball, but Pascal Gross converted a penalty after a foul by Eric Bailly.

"My attitude wasn't right", said Pogba, adding that his team mates also approached the game wrong.

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'Can we play you every week, ' sang the Brighton fans.

"When I can not do that, don't push me to the other side".

The story could have been very different for the visitors had Lukaku not wasted a huge chance to open the scoring when he pulled his shot wide of the near post 10 minutes in.

According to a report by Daily Mirror, David de Gea is on the verge of putting pen to paper on a new long-term deal worth £200,000 per week with Manchester United.

Paul Pogba once again captains United in the absence of the injured Antonio Valencia despite suggesting he isn't happy with life under Mourinho.

Manchester United signed Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot and Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant this summer.

"I know you can not always play very, very good", added Pogba.

Pogba tried a different approach, hitting a fine shot from distance that produced an equally good response from keeper Mat Ryan, who dived to push it away one-handed.

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