However, Brighton scored again through Pascal Gross. Shane Duffy finishing after the ball fell to him following a corner that was needlessly conceded by a sluggish Eric Bailly.
Goal! Glenn Murray opens the scoring for the Seagulls with a lovely flick! .
However, United seemingly hit the self-destruct button at the AmEx on Sunday afternoon, sliding to a shock 3-2 defeat to Brighton.
It was reported earlier this week that Manchester United would be forced to pay Jose Mourinho a whopping £12 million if they chose to sack him this season.
Martial failed to take his opportunity as he struggled to influence the game before being substituted in the 60th minute while Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford also failed to make an impact in the final third. We are Manchester United and we want to win trophies.
Mourinho accused City of lacking respect on Friday, claiming the club "can buy all the top players, but (they) cannot buy class".
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That reprieve lasted just 10 minutes, however, before more rash defending by Bailly allowed Brighton to restore their two-goal lead when he brought down Gross, who converted from the spot.
After the game, Pogba admitted his side approached Brighton with the wrong attitude, and Scholes questions whether the 2018 World Cup victor is the right man to be wearing the armband for the Red Devils.
A month after he left Chelsea, could Antonio Conte potentially make a swift return to the Premier League. The Brazilian midfielder was at his marauding best at times and will be looking to continue his solid start for the Red Devils.