Pogba was wrong
Paul Pogba has taken a huge portion of the blame for Man United’s loss to Brighton.
The player made it clear he felt he was below par today, and added that the rest of the United team also need to do better.
“We lost, we did not deserve to win,” Pogba told Sky Sports after the match. “The attitude we had was not like we wanted to beat them, they had more hunger than us.
“I put myself first, my attitude wasn’t right enough, we keep trying and pushing, and it is going to be a big lesson for us.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 19, 2018
Of course, the player also posted on social media, something that he’s well known for.
He repeated the same message, and said the players and the fans have to keep their heads held high.
Mourinho won’t blame players
In a shock turn of events, manager Jose Mourinho also decided not to blame the players.
Mourinho made it clear to the media he was not happy, but stopped short of being critical of his players, something he did last season.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 19, 2018
The United boss will want to see his side react to the defeat well – and put their season back on track.
That might be easier said than done, with Manchester City already looking heads and shoulders above them.
Fans aren’t happy with Man United
I’ve been utterly desperate for Mourinho to do well; I wanted him instead of Moyes. I’m just pissed off, now. I can’t understand how you don’t get more from that group of players. Yes, there are flaws in the squad but world class managers get the best out of their best players.
— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) August 19, 2018
That was up there with the worst United performances under Mourinho. Thought 3-2 flattered them in the end. Rubbish at the back, rubbish up front and no urgency whatsoever in the second half even at 3-1 down.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) August 19, 2018
Mourinho is obviously culpable. That midfield was always going to be taken apart at some stage and the full-back they signed is an injured 19-year-old. That the board refused to back him is a recipe for disaster, though. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) August 19, 2018
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) August 19, 2018