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Jose Mourinho: Man United players don't care as much as I do

May 23 2018, 01:25 | Van Peters

What it does is put the emphasis on us and we have an opportunity on Friday to do ourselves a big favour Chris Hughton

What it does is put the emphasis on us and we have an opportunity on Friday to do ourselves a big favour    Chris Hughton

Izquierdo did brilliantly down the left and stood up a cross that was met by Gross, a desperate attempt from Rojo to clear the header on the line narrowly failing according to the goal-line technology.

"That was Anthony Knockaert's best performance this year in the Premier league".

Chants of "we are staying up" rang around a packed house at the Amex Stadium at full-time as victory moved Brighton up to 11th and more importantly eight points clear of the bottom three.

Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were named up front for United, as Romelu Lukaku is also sidelined through injury. "There's a group of players with great belief and discipline", Hughton told Sky Sports.

Jose Mourinho lashed out at Manchester United's fringe players after their lacklustre defeat at Brighton.

Knockaert's diligence on the wing helped Brighton restrict United mostly to shots from distance, while David de Gea had to make a series of saves.

Mourinho insisted it is "important" to ensure they finish as runners-up to Manchester City but accused his players of not feeling the same way.

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Their poor showings should vindicate Mourinho's decision not to play them frequently in key matches, but the Special One didn't escape criticism, either.

'The players who replaced others didn't perform at a good level and when individuals don't perform at a good level it's hard for the team to play at good level, ' Mourinho told Sky Sports.

Most supporters can understand why he is a useful substitute - something to throw on when nothing else has worked - but they don't want the club to push the boat out to keep a player who has come to personify the post-Ferguson dip.

"What happened in the last 15-20 minutes is normal, but overall attitude from the first minute they were obviously stronger than us", he continued.

"You have the answer - why always Lukaku, why always this, you have the answer".

He said: "It's always disappointing as it's not me".

"He said it was important to him to get the four points to finish second - when you can't the message to your players as a manager, the manager has to go, or the players have to go", stated Neville. "Probably we aren't as good individually as people think we are", he explained.



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