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If you believe all the transfer stories in the summer, United were linked with 160 new players and signed three of them. "We never allowed them to get into the type of game they would like".

The moment of the match came 27 minutes in through Shane Duffy, who scored a lovely goal, placing his foot in just the right spot.

Dunk, hurt in an early tackle with Romelu Lukaku, watched the second half from the tunnel on crutches with his right ankle encased in a protective boot as replacement Leon Balogun helped Albion to victory, despite United replies from Lukaku and Paul Pogba in the dying moments from the spot.

Mourinho then threw on Marouane Fellaini in place of Anthony Martial on the hour, but still United continued in listless fashion. His first-half cross-shot sailed harmlessly over, and he was unable to break into the box after being dropped into a more defensive role by manager Jose Mourinho at the break.

"The week leading up was good and I expected the team collectively to be better".

But Eric Bailly's rash challenge on Pascal Gross inside the area presented Brighton with the chance to restore their two-goal advantage, which Gross took.

The Red Devils host Tottenham at Old Trafford on Monday night, with Spurs having won both their opening matches against Newcastle and Fulham. Without nothing they were winning 2-0, that gives them a big boost and that pushed us down mentally.

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It was end-to-end, entertaining football for the rest of the first half although there was only one real effort on goal when Deeney tested Burnley keeper Joe Hart with a low, long-range effort five minutes before the interval. The next game we want to change this and be happy at the end of the game.

Brighton had the eighth best home record in the Premier League last season with seven of their nine wins coming at the AMEX.

"The attitude we had was not like we wanted to beat them, they had more hunger than us".

Boss Chris Hughton was delighted with the display.

The World Cup winner's languid style can make it tough to accurately assess his demeanour but he certainly looked frustrated as his team once again struggled on the ground which was the scene of a 1-0 defeat in United's penultimate away trip of last season.

Brighton's next match is at Liverpool on Saturday, and Hughton added: "There are not many more hard places than Liverpool to go". Unfortunately for them, the promise was short lived as they lost 3-2 to Brighton.