Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba said that the team’s attitude was not right in the game against Brighton and Hove Albion. Last season’s runners-up dealt their first loss of the Premier League as they lost 3-2 to the heavily unheralded Brighton and Hove Albion. The Seagulls broke the deadlock in the 25th minute thanks to Glenn Murray. Then, just two minutes later, Shane Duffy doubled the lead for Brighton.
Manchester United pulled one back thanks to star striker Romelu Lukaku. However, the Red Devils conceded a penalty towards the end of half-time. Pascal Groß converted the penalty and Brighton’s lead went up to 3-1.
During the dying seconds of the match, Manchester United won a penalty and Pogba scored what was a mere consolation. It was delight for Brighton, disappointment for Manchester United. The win was Brighton and Hove Albion’s second successive win over Manchester United.
Following the match, Pogba said, “We lost, we did not deserve to win. 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.”
The Frenchman added, “I think we made the mistake we shouldn’t make. You go 1-0 down, it’s OK, then 2-0, then 2-1 and you have hope we can score again, but we concede a goal. It’s a hit for us. In the first half it was a hit. It was very disappointing, we tried to push.You cannot always approach the game the same way as the last one. You always try to play better than the last game, but we know, and I know we can always play very good, but the attitude has to be good and we missed that today.
Pogba was also asked about how Jose Mourinho reacted to the half-time score. He replied, “The first half, I think you should ask him. I don’t want to talk for other people, I think you should ask him.”
Manchester United now play Tottenham Hotspur at home next Monday. Spurs are off to a brilliant start, having won both of their games so far.