Manchester United's Jose Mourinho changes course and won't criticise individual players


Graeme Souness reckons Jose Mourinho is in a precarious situation at Manchester United after his side slipped to an unexpected 3-2 defeat to Brighton.

For the first time in almost two years, Jose Mourinho´s men conceded more than twice with all three Brighton goals arriving before half-time through Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and a Pascal Gross penalty. "We kept trying and pushing and it will be a big lesson for us".

"We did not deserve to win", said Pogba, who scored a late penalty in this humbling 3-2 defeat.

Having left Real Madrid after orchestrating a third Champions League title, Zinedine Zidane is now enjoying a well-earned break, but the former French World Cup victor is sure to relish a chance to show his managerial abilities, should the United job come up.

"Every person in every job [who] makes a mistake is not happy, self-esteem goes down a little bit more, confidence levels - that's human nature so, if you ask me if my players are in this moment happy, I don't think they are". "For me that´s the story of the game", said Mourinho.

"We were punished by the mistakes we made".

"The transfer window opens on January 1", he said.

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The fall-out from Manchester City's "All Or Nothing" documentary continues with Graeme Souness sharing his thoughts on Jose Mourinho's comments about the Premier League champions lacking "class".

Mourinho critical of mistakesJose Mourinho, despondent after Manchester United's loss to Brighton in the Premier League. I'd rather him be spiky and picking on his opponents than the internal stuff we've seen over the last few weeks where he's getting asked about his relationships with his players, his board.

Goal scorer Murray was booked for a challenge on Lindelof, much to the disgust of the home fans, but United were struggling to find any sort of threatening final ball, instead playing hopeful passes forward that were easily dealt with by the Brighton defence.

Striker Murray took advantage of shoddy defending to superbly flick home the 25th-minute opener, and centre-back Duffy converted two minutes later after the visitors failed to clear a corner. Aside from giving away the penalty he also miscontrolled a pass in the second half that momentarily put March through before the Ivorian was able to recover.

I know you can not always play very, very good.

His side had a disappointing pre-season but got their Premier League campaign off to a good start with a 2-1 win over Leicester last-week, a result which would silence some of the critics.