Jose Mourinho names two reasons Man United should be worried about Brighton

The Manchester United boss warns his players about Brighton's "aggression" and "physicality" ahead of their clash at Old Trafford this weekend

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has warned Manchester United to be prepared for Brighton’s “aggression” and “physicality” at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils will be looking to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Swiss side Basel in Switzerland on Wednesday night after Michael Lang scored an 89th-minute winner in their penultimate Champions League group-stage fixture.

Manchester United returned to winning ways following a 1-0 loss to Chelsea before the international break after a resounding 4-1 win over promoted side Newcastle United at Old Trafford last weekend.

Mourinho’s side were outfought and outrun in a 2-1 loss to another promoted team Huddersfield Town at John Smith’s Stadium last month to end their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

The Red Devils will start the weekend in second place and eight points behind leaders Manchester City.

But Mourinho isn’t underestimating Brighton ahead of their trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

“[They are] ninth in the table, good team, difficult to beat, don’t concede many goals, a mixture of physicality, aggression with also quality and creativity,” Mourinho told his pre-match media conference.

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season in their first campaign under Mourinho.

The Red Devils won the League Cup and the Europa League last season thanks to victories over Southampton and Ajax.

Manchester United signed Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku in the summer transfer window.

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