Jose Mourinho confirms Manchester United's captain for the season

Juan Mata may drop out of the line-up this weekend

Juan Mata may drop out of the line-up this weekend

Manchester United manger José Mourinho has hit out at Manchester City over the new documentary charting their 2017/18 Premier League title winning season, claiming that his rivals "can't buy class".

Romelu Lukaku converted from close range after Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy had put the hosts two goals ahead at the Amex Stadium, only for Pascal Gross to net from the penalty spot to leave his side on the brink of what would prove to be a straightforward win.

Unless you've been living in Pyongyang the past few weeks you might have noticed that champs Man City have a documentary out which captured the drama of the expensively-assembled side's romp to the Premier League title last season.

Strengthening the heart of his defence was Mourinho's priority and it showed as Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly endured a torrid afternoon on England's south coast.

Winger Anthony Martial, recently fined after leaving the United States tour for the birth of his second child, was given a rare start.

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The story could have been very different for the visitors had Lukaku not wasted a huge chance to open the scoring when he pulled his shot wide of the near post 10 minutes in.

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Brighton punished the Red Devils for their failure to get out of first gear, with Murray producing a stylish flick to lift the ball over David de Gea at the end of a Solly March cross. The club also helped by firing out loads of confetti themselves.

That reprieve lasted just 10 minutes, however, before more rash defending by Bailly allowed Brighton to restore their two-goal lead.

A toothless Manchester United have slipped to a 3-2 loss at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion in their first away outing of the new season.

Pogba scored a late, late penalty after Duffy's foul on Fellaini, but the Seagulls saw out the remaining time to beat United at home for the second successive season.

Dale Stephens beat Fred to a loose ball in midfield and released Gross before the German was brought down by a lunge inside the area by the Ivorian. Would I swap De Gea for any other keeper in the world?

However, Mourinho is calmer now following a hard week dealing with Paul Pogba rumours amid Barcelona's interest.

Another trend that follows Jose Mourinho wherever he goes is the third season curse.

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