Manchester United's Jose Mourinho changes course and won't criticise individual players

We expect Brighton to start like this

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho explains his decision to start Anthony Martial in Sunday's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion.

The fall-out from Manchester City's "All Or Nothing" documentary continues with Graeme Souness sharing his thoughts on Jose Mourinho's comments about the Premier League champions lacking "class".

Manchester United defeated Leicester City in the first match of the Premier League season.

"Sometimes you make mistakes and are not punished but we were punished by every mistake we made", he added.

And judging by the performance against Brighton at the AMEX on Sunday afternoon, it looks like he is right on the money.

I mean, the 55-year-old manager did want to sign a defender in the summer transfer window, but those plans never materialised and they seem to be paying as a result.

It didn't come, but it didn't matter.

Two minutes later they doubled their lead when, after one ball had fizzed across the box, United failed to deal with the second and Duffy turned and fired into the corner.

It's not quite that bad for Mourinho but his preseason prediction is already coming true.

In team news, Mourinho should welcome back Romelu Lukaku & Jessie Lingard after their World Cup adventures.

United's defending was dire, with Bailly and Victor Lindelof doing little to convince the manager of their suitability as a long-term partnership, while Andreas Pereira and new recruit Fred were anonymous in midfield.

Lindelof was at fault for the first, letting Murray steal in to score.

Knockaert was brought down 25 yards out, getting up to curl the free kick over the bar, but three minutes from the break Brighton had a penalty when Eric Bailly fouled Gross as he broke through - and the Brighton man blasted the kick in off De Gea. 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. A win or even a draw against one of the best teams in the league would go a long way in proving that Brighton deserves their spot. Their form on their own patch will be key again is they are going to survive again and Chris Hughton could not have asked for a better start.

The Red Devils got back into the match quickly.

Murray is 35 next month, but you would be forgiven for thinking he is 10 years younger given his display here.

Only four teams managed to win at Brighton last season and it will be a hard place to play this season, too.

Mourinho also said Brighton's early goals had robbed United of their "confidence". Indeed, they have not won away from home in the top flight since last November.

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