Brighton loss a big lesson for United - Pogba

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shrugs off criticism from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho regarding the club's fly-on-the-wall documentary.

A few hours after Manchester City strolled to a 6-1 win over Huddersfield, United showed the gulf that now exists to its fierce rival by succumbing meekly to its first loss of the season on Sunday (NZT).

For the first time in almost two years, Mourinho's men conceded more than twice with all three Brighton goals arriving before half-time through Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and a Pascal Gross penalty.

The moment of the match came 27 minutes in through Shane Duffy, who scored a lovely goal, placing his foot in just the right spot.

Pogba added some respectability to the scoreline in injury time from the penalty spot, but he was not happy with the performance.

"But if they send me one of the shirts they had in the tunnel when we played there, the shirts that were saying 'We did it on derby day.' If they send me one of these shirts, I give up about the royalties".

United lacked leadership across the pitch with captain Paul Pogba a shadow of the player who had impressed the previous week in the win over Leicester City. Last year, we had nearly the same attitude as today and it's not right. It is a big lesson for us.

"I tried, I kept pushing, that's my personality".

The contrast with City's performance hours earlier could not have been starker. In one section, midfielder Kevin De Bruyne talked about his struggles when he was at Chelsea under Mourinho. "I don't like to speak for other people", he said.

"Sergio is in an incredible condition with the ball and without the ball".

The second episode includes footage of City supporters mocking the Portuguese's conservative style of play after their 2-1 victory at Old Trafford last December. Our second goal came too late.

"But if they're 10 points behind or eight points behind, will they?"

Particularly impressive was the range of attacking options open to Guardiola with nearly every player providing a threat on goal.

It took the visitors just three minutes to end that streak as former Burnley forward Andre Gray opened the scoring with a superbly taken volley from a fine Deeney cross from the right flank.

"It is important the amount of goals, but the quality as well", said Watford's Spanish manager Javi Gracia. Just three months down the line, the Seagulls were at it again, with Gross - who hit the victor against United last term - instrumental again.

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