Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has blamed his side’s defeat on the high error count that enabled Brighton to register a famous win.
Mourinho told Sky Sports: “I was not expecting big mistakes because we are not speaking about small mistakes, but big mistakes
“We were punished by these big mistakes. When you are losing confidence there is a tendency to lose the direction of the game plan.
“We came here with a certain intention and then we are losing 2-0. We went into half-time in a situation where the players were really, really down and Brighton were very happy.”
When asked about United’s inability to sign the central defender he wanted during the transfer window, Mourinho said: “The transfer window opens on January 1. It is closed.”
United captain Paul Pogba blamed his team’s attitude for the defeat.
“We lost and the attitude that we had today was that we deserved to win,” he said.
“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.
“I put myself first. My attitude wasn’t right enough. We will keep trying and keep pushing and obviously it’s a lesson for us.
“We made mistakes we shouldn’t make. The attitude has to be right and we missed that today.”