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Paul Pogba: 'Brighton had more hunger - we did not deserve to win'

20 Août 2018

It's a great thing for me to come in front of the cameras and say players A, B, C put in fantastic performances. "I don't like to speak for other people", he said.

'For me that's the story of the game.

"I think you should ask him". Expect from me to be really happy to say after Leicester, A, B, C, D an awesome performance, this and that.

Paul Pogba admits Manchester United deserved to lose to Brighton and Hove Albion and must improve before they face Tottenham.

"We were speaking about one extra body, it's not like we were unhappy because we wanted six or seven more players and they didn't come". We can not make the same mistakes we did, with the attitude we had. "That's a lesson we have to keep in mind", Pogba said.

Brighton bought 16 new players in the close season after staying up in England's top division for the first time in 34 years, but coach Chris Hughton was vindicated as he largely stuck with the team which kept them up. Different teams, different tactics. I know you can not always play very, very good. "But we know we can't always play very good but our attitude has to be right, and it wasn't today".

First-half goals from Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross gave the hosts a third league win in a row against the Red Devils on home soil, a run that stretches back to 1982.

"We lost, we did not deserve to win", Pogba told Sky Sports after the match. The tempo was very good.

But just when United expected to force their way back into the contest, more poor defending cost them again.

The World Cup winner's languid style can make it tough to accurately assess his demeanour but he certainly looked frustrated as his team once again struggled on the ground which was the scene of a 1-0 defeat in United's penultimate away trip of last season. Giggs is now manager of the Wales national side, but while the Welshman would not take the decision lightly to leave his current post, you have to feel a return to United is what he's dreamed of.

And Mourinho would not criticise his players, believing that he would receive unfavourable media coverage after alleged disputes with the likes of Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba.

Mourinho suggested he had taken reaction to his comments last season to heart, telling the BBC: "I have to learn from my reality".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has shrugged off criticism from Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho regarding the club's new behind-the-scenes documentary. I don't agree with Jose in terms of disrespectful. The Iranian global was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season and enjoyed an impressive World Cup for Team Melli.

'Can we play you every week, ' sang the Brighton fans.

"Of course, the opponents are there, but it's his opinion, it's Jose's opinion. I do not go to the other side". It's simple like that. It's obvious that he does and the club should support him in that because you can't withdraw part way through a process.

Paul Pogba: 'Brighton had more hunger - we did not deserve to win'