Hughton: Shock United win does not alter scale of Brighton's task

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Paul Pogba has refused to divulge what Jose Mourinho told his Manchester United players at half-time and full-time of Sunday's loss to Manchester United.

Brighton were 3-1 ahead at half-time and frustrated United until Pogba converted a penalty in stoppage time, and the France global suggested he had not been mentally prepared. From the start we knew it was a hard game to play playing against a smaller club than Manchester United but the attitude that we had is not like we wanted to beat them. "We were always punished for every mistake we made. That's a lesson we have to keep in mind", Pogba said. It's a hit for us. Martinez bagged the opening goal in Atlanta United's 3-1 win over Columbus Crew SC to take his 2018 tally to 27 goals (tying Roy Lassiter, Chris Wondolowski and Bradley Wright-Phillips, chronologically).

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.

Pogba, captaining United, made the scoreline more respectable with nearly the final kick of the game following Duffy's foul on substitute Marouane Fellaini.

"I think, within the group, they were that disappointed with the overall performance [at Watford]", he said.

"When I speak about individual performances, and when I am critical with my players, you just don't accept it, so please do not ask me to go in this direction because it is not good for me", he said.

Speaking in the Sky Sports studio ahead of United's trip to Brighton, Graeme Souness highlighted the hypocrisy in Jose's reaction. "You don't need a manager, you don't need other players". "I have to learn from my reality", Mourinho said. "We made incredible mistakes in some crucial moments.

If we put in a similar performance, then I'll be happy".

The defeat means champions Manchester City have already stolen a march on their neighbours in the title race, after they thrashed Huddersfield Town 6-1 earlier on to make it two wins from two.

"Mourinho is right. Class is something which can not be bought", said Guardiola when asked about the Portuguese tactician's comments.

Victor Lindelöf has been widely considered not good enough since moving to Old Trafford, with Eric Bailly the only semblance of success without a partner next to him to complement his style of play.

According to the Express, citing reports in both Sport and Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will come back at the end of the season for the 25-year-old midfielder, with an improved bid on the reported €57m plus two players which was flatly rejected by United.

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