Pogba blames attitude for Brighton loss
Manchester United did not show the right attitude in their surprise Premier League defeat at Brighton, says captain Paul Pogba.
The Seagulls, who beat Jose Mourinho’s side at the Amex Stadium in May to retain their top-flight status, stunned their visitors by scoring three goals in the first half.
Glenn Murray flicked in the opener before Shane Duffy stroked home two minutes later.
Romelu Lukaku halved the deficit 11 minutes before the break, rising unmarked to nod in Luke Shaw’s ball, but Pascal Gross converted a penalty after a foul by Eric Bailly.
Pogba also scored from the spot – deep in second-half stoppage time – but it was not enough to deny Brighton a famous win.
“The attitude that we had was not like we wanted to beat them. They had more anger than us and that showed on the pitch,” Pogba told Sky Sports.
“I put myself first. My attitude wasn’t right enough. We’ll keep trying and keep pushing and obviously it’s a lesson for us.”
This was the second game for United in the new campaign which many Pundits believe they will struggle after Mourinho admitted that he was not happy with the transfer dealings since he failed to sign some of his targets.