The Old Trafford side were distant runners-up to Manchester City in the Premier League last term and have not won the title since legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson departed in 2013. Even a 2-1 win over Leicester on opening night did little to improve his mood. I think we lived an incredible season last season, there were cameras. And judging by the performance against Brighton at the AMEX on Sunday afternoon, it looks like he is right on the money.
Goal! Shane Duffy smashes the ball into the bottom corner from close range! The team was unorganized, far from sharp in attack and David de Gea once again looked off in the biggest upset in the league thus far.
It didn't come, but it didn't matter. We tried to push and push, we kept trying, but it was a bit too late.
It's not quite that bad for Mourinho but his preseason prediction is already coming true.
This was the game when Jose Mourinho's appeals for a centre back in the transfer window were vindicated.
Brighton's Pascal Gross put the cap on their victory over Manchester United with a penalty.
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Lindelof was at fault for the first, letting Murray steal in to score.
Lukaku, who missed a golden chance at 0-0, nodded in a lifeline for his side but more slack defending saw Eric Bailly bring down Gross, who dispatched his penalty a minute before the break.
Brighton face another sizeable challenge in the form of Liverpool at Anfield next Saturday, where they lost 4-0 on the final day of last season.
For now, Mourinho will have to make do with what he has got. Or was last season a fluke? Marcos Rojo is another option, but the Argentina defender is still nursing an injury picked up at the World Cup. Just three months down the line, the Seagulls were at it again, with Gross - who hit the victor against United last term - instrumental again.
Gabriel Jesus claimed the second after neat inter-play with Mendy, although Jon Gorenc Stankovic pulled a goal back for the visitors from a long throw-in just before half-time.
Pogba's goal was nothing more than a consolation though as the Seagulls held on to register a second consecutive win over United at the Amex Stadium, while Mourinho now will have some serious thinking to ahead of the game against Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.
'That back four is not good enough to win the title.
And Mourinho revealed it was hard to lift his side at the break as United's confidence was severely damaged by the hapless showings of Bailly and defensive partner Victor Lindelof.