‘We didn’t deserve to win and it’s a big lesson for us… my attitude wasn’t right’: Paul Pogba gives honest assessment after Manchester United fall to shock defeat by Brighton
- Manchester United were beaten 3-2 by Brighton at the Amex on Sunday
- Paul Pogba scored a consolation goal from the penalty spot in closing stages
- Pogba admitted Manchester United struggle to play against the ‘smaller clubs’
Anthony Hay for MailOnline
Manchester United star Paul Pogba has admitted his side’s attitude was not right during their 3-2 defeat at Brighton.
Pogba, who once again wore the captain’s armband in Antonio Valencia’s absence, gave an honest assessment of his side’s horror show on the south coast moments after the final whistle.
The Frenchman, speaking to Sky Sports, said of his side’s shock defeat: ‘What happened today is that we lost. The attitude we had, we didn’t deserve to win.
Paul Pogba cut a frustrated figure during Manchester United’s shock 3-2 defeat at Brighton
‘It’s the hardest game to play against a smaller club than Manchester United but that attitude we had was not like we wanted to beat them. My attitude wasn’t right either, we kept trying and pushing and it’s a big lesson for us.
‘We made too many mistakes we shouldn’t have, we got to 2-1 and you hope you can score again before half-time but we conceded again. It’s very disappointing, we kept trying and trying until we scored the goal but it was a bit too late. You can’t always approach the game the same as the last one but the attitude at least has to always be right.’
Pogba refused to reveal what Mourinho said after the game when probed by Sky Sports reporter Patrick Davison.
He added: ‘I think you should ask him I don’t want to speak for other people so ask him.’