JOSE MOURINHO has lamented Manchester United’s mistakes in their defeat at Brighton.
The Red Devils were out-muscled, outfought and lacked desire as they crashed to a 3-2 loss at the Amex Stadium.
United conceded two in two minutes in the first half through Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy.
Romelu Lukaku then pulled one back before Eric Bailly’s horrendous tackle in the box gifted Brighton the chance to extend their lead from the spot on the stroke of half-time.
United’s defence switched off for both of Brighton’s first two strikes and Mourinho claimed they were punished with every mistake.
Speaking after the contest, he said: “We made too many mistakes and we are punished by those mistakes.
“Sometimes teams or players make mistakes and they are not punished. We were always punished by every mistake we made.
“I was not expecting big mistakes. We are not speaking about small mistakes. We were punished by this.
“When you lose your confidence then it’s the normal tendency to lose that confidence and game plan.”
Mourinho is no stranger to hitting out at individuals in his post match interview but refused to single out any players for their performance.
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He added: “Look when I speak about individual displays and am critical with my players you [the media and pundits] don’t accept it,
“The press and pundits criticise when I go in that direction.
“I’ll analyse my players’ performances when they are very good. When I cant do that don’t push me to the other side.”