Jose Mourinho slams Man City after 'All or Nothing' documentary

Doug Mendoza
August 19, 2018

"A goalkeeper wins points and wins titles, so he is as important as another player".

Manchester United suffered at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon and well, it looks like manager Jose Mourinho is the main source of frustration after Chris Hughton's side knocked three past the Reds.

"We are going to try, but it's a very difficult job in front of us because second was really hard and this season is going to be really hard for everyone to finish top four", he told Sky Sports when asked about the Red Devils' prospects of finishing first. Then from the re-start, Eric Bailly gave away a needless corner and some penalty box pinball ended with Shane Duffy scoring a second after expertly controlling Anthony Knockaert's miscued shot.

United pulled one goal back through a Paul Pogba penalty, but it was too late as Brighton ran out 3-2 winners.

And ahead of today's trip down to Brighton (4pm), Mourinho toldSky Sports: "We were speaking about one extra body, it's not like we were unhappy because we wanted six or seven more players and they didn't come".

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He picked Lindelof and Bailly against Brighton and after 45 minutes they had helped cost United three goals. "He can not have any bad feelings towards us because we opened the door for him, in case his desire was to go, but it looks like it's not going to end in a transfer and, for me, it is good news".

Pascal Gross scores from the penalty sport to make it 3-1 Brighton.

Mourinho's third seasons in charge during his second spell at Chelsea and at Real Madrid never recovered from a poor start. Matic underwent surgery for an injury he picked up at the World Cup whereas Valencia limped off in United's match against San Jose Earthquakes with a calf strain. Brighton finished 15th previous year after being promoted, but the real test is this season.

After Manchester United romped home against Leicester, they will next face Brighton this Sunday.

If they can do that more often than not this season, they should win enough home games to stay in the league for a third successive campaign. Or was last season a fluke?

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