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Jose Mourinho's post-match interview after Brighton loss was brutal

Jose Mourinho's post-match interview after Brighton loss was brutal

Brighton have made sure of English Premier League football next season with two games to spare after a Pascal Gross goal gave them a 1-0 home win over Manchester United.

United, already beaten at both Huddersfield and Newcastle, have now lost away at the three promoted clubs for the first time in a top-flight season. "They beat us in the attitude".

Mourinho has been regularly quizzed this season about why Martial and Rashford were not starting more games.

The club's chairman Tony Bloom said: "When we finally got to the Premier League, it was about nights like tonight".

"That was Anthony Knockaert's best performance this year in the Premier league".

Jose Mourinho's side are on course to finish in second place in the Premier League table this season following a decent second campaign under the Portuguese head coach. Martial looked risky but had very little end product, Matic was poor, Pogba was careless and lazy, Mata took too many touches and was relatively ineffective and Rashford was selfish at times and all should be embarassed with their performances.

"Alexis and Lukaku have injuries, so they weren't an option, but we believe in these players". The trust that you need with players had gone, ' the former United defender told Sky Sports. Izquierdo's cross found Gross six yards out from goal and the playmaker's header went just over the goal-line, despite Marcos Rojo's despairing efforts to keep it out. You now have the answer why always Lukaku. United regained momentum after conceding the goal but failed to get the equalizer even with the introduction of Luke Shaw and Lingard to help the attack.

But they were only able to create one chance in the entire first half, while their first shot on target came through Paul Pogba in the 49th minute.

"He said it was important to him to get the four points to finish second - when you can't the message to your players as a manager, the manager has to go, or the players have to go", stated Neville. "We are probably not as good as people think we are individually".