Zinedine Zidane is reportedly interested in a management role in the Premier League, with Manchester United his destination of choice, but some of the Red Devils' fan base have jumped to the support of their current boss.
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.
Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy made the most of some lacklustre United defending to fire the Seagulls into a two-goal lead by the half-hour mark. "We want him to stay, so when a player is not on the market his value is zero".
He was left frustrated by United's performance on the south coast, which followed a win over Leicester last week and an encouraging week of training.
Mourinho's unhappiness with a lack of new signings has been clear for some weeks. Young was successful in one of his two tackles in the match, but like Bailly and Lindelof he failed to make an interception during the match to highlight United's frailties at the back.
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There isn't a dressing room or manager that doesn't talk about the opposition in a derogatory way when you're about to play them.
"Especially that third goal - we expected to come [in at half-time] at 2-1 with positivity - then the third goal killed us off in the second half".
Brighton will be hoping to get their 2018/2019 season up and running when they welcome Man United to the Amex stadium on Sunday evening.
Chelsea will also be looking for a stronger finish than last season under new manager Maurizio Sarri, while Unai Emery plans his own title charge with Arsenal in north London after taking over from Arsene Wenger. Indeed, they have not won away from home in the top flight since last November.
His time at Old Trafford threatens to go the same way, particularly with Tottenham next up a week on Monday.