Paul Scholes hits out at Paul Pogba after Brighton defeat

Pascal Gross Brighton 18-19

Jose Mourinho's fears over failing to sign a new centre-back were realised as a shambolic defensive display saw his Manchester United side lose 3-2 at Brighton on Sunday. "You don't need to be disrespectful". "The press and pundits criticise when I go in that direction".

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

"I am not going to speak about the market", he said.

Mourinho said "you can not buy class" after City's £10m documentary All Or Nothing - focusing on last season's title win - was released this week. We made mistakes we shouldn't make.

'For me that's the story of the game.

Mourinho's side were blown away on the south-coast as Brighton scored twice in two minutes thanks to goals from Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy midway through the first half.

Mourinho, though, refused to single out any of his players for particular criticism, saying he had learned from being "too honest, too open in my analysis" in the past. Thirty-two goals have been registered over the past two days and we've witnessed a big upset, as Jose Mourinho's men continue to stumble out of the gate. "It was a special day for them and us". "I agree with him, with José, you can not buy class". My reaction is if you are a rich club you can buy top players, but you cannot buy class.

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). I don't think this team can do much of anything this season.

"It was an awesome season with the cameras but we did it for ourselves. I think in a mental point of view, the accumulation of the mistakes and the punishment of these mistakes with goals was, step-by-step, giving happiness and confidence to a team like Brighton, and they took that confidence from us".

Manchester United fans have raised questions over Jose Mourinho's transfer activity of late, with a distinct lack of marquee signings being the main cause of concern, but surely a GoFundMe page to raise millions is a little too far.

City could have secured the title with victory at the Etihad Stadium on April 7, but United put the party on hold after recovering from 2-0 down to win 3-2. "You go to half-time in a situation where the players are really, really, really down".



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