Jose Mourinho admits Brighton wanted it more than Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho admits Brighton wanted it more than Manchester United

Pascal Gross scored the goal that sank Manchester United 1-0 to guarantee Premier League football for the Socceroo goalkeeper's Brighton side next season. "Overall, and especially during the first half, they were obviously stronger than us, with more appetite".

The win meant more for Brighton as they reached the important 40-point mark and with games to come away at Manchester City and Liverpool.

"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.

He did deliver three trophies during his debut campaign, and has United in the FA Cup final this season, but questions remain regarding his ability to challenge for Premier League and Champions League titles. My players if you ask them I told them what was going to happen. The win was enough to ensure the safety of the Seagulls with one game to spare. "We have two matches and need four points", Mourinho said to BBC Sport on Friday.

"It wasn't the fact they played badly, their attitude was terrible". At the other end of the pitch, United 'keeper David de Gea produced a stunning save from a 25-yard half-volley from veteran striker Glenn Murray.

United, who had 68 percent possession but few meaningful attempts, launched a fierce onslaught in the closing stages but Brighton's defence held firm.

"I said during commentary, any player wondering why they aren't playing in the cup final, show them that video, that attitude was bad, it was awful".

But against his former club, Lingard fired wide to condemn United to a seventh Premier League defeat of the season. That is not the way we play.

Although Mourinho declined to name the players who performed below par, his scathing criticism made it clear who he was unhappy with.

Why always Lukaku, why always Lukaku, why always Lukaku, why always this and this - well you have the answer. "We are not as good as individually as people think we are".

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