Jose Mourinho slams 'incredible mistakes' against Brighton & Hove Albion

Juan Mata may drop out of the line-up this weekend

When Brighton's fans chorused, "Your city is blue" at the death, United and Mourinho's humiliation was complete.

The Seagulls beat United in May to retain their Premier League status, but few expected a repeat result on Sunday. And judging by the performance against Brighton at the AMEX on Sunday afternoon, it looks like he is right on the money.

It wasn't a surprise when Mata didn't return for the second half.

Glenn Murray claimed the first with a deft finish after he evaded Victor Lindelof's marking.

Goal! Shane Duffy smashes the ball into the bottom corner from close range!

United have conceded four goals in their opening two games of the season, a tally that took them nine games to reach last term. "We want him to stay, so when a player is not on the market his value is zero".

It didn't come, but it didn't matter.

Romelu Lukaku got on the scoresheet for the first time this season, while Paul Pogba converted an injury-time penalty, but the victory was no more than Brighton deserved, with Jose Mourinho's side poor throughout.

It's not quite that bad for Mourinho but his preseason prediction is already coming true.

And the Portuguese has spent the bulk of the summer complaining about United's disappointing window.

Lindelof was guilty of failing to track Murray for Brighton's first goal and Bailly brought down Gross for the penalty.

Sanchez, 29, did not travel with the team on Saturday afternoon after picking up a problem in training and is now a doubt for Tottenham's visit to Old Trafford on August 27.

Valencia suffered a calf injury during preseason while Matic underwent surgery on an abdominal injury picked up during the World Cup. Will Manchester United come to town and pick up three points? Their form on their own patch will be key again is they are going to survive again and Chris Hughton could not have asked for a better start. Or was last season a fluke?

But the United boss had to praise the Red Devils' top-six rivals for their business for the new season.

"They've got absolutely nothing about them".

If they can do that more often than not this season, they should win enough home games to stay in the league for a third successive campaign.

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