Jose Mourinho sends warning to Man United ahead of Brighton clash

The Manchester United boss hasn't forgotten about their 1-0 loss to Brighton at the end of the 2017-18 season

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has reminded Manchester United to learn lessons from their defeat at the Amex Stadium back in May ahead of Sunday’s trip to Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Red Devils will be looking to record successive Premier League victories when Manchester United make the journey south to take on Chris Hughton’s side.

Manchester United suffered a 1-0 loss to the Seagulls at the end of the 2017-18 season as the Red Devils finished in second place in the Premier League table.

Mourinho’s outfit made a positive start to the new Premier League campaign thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw in a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

Manchester United will be eager to keep pace with their title rivals Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Manchester City in pursuit of a first Premier League crown since 2013.

Speaking at his media conference at Carrington training ground on Friday, Mourinho admitted that he hasn’t forgotten about their 1-0 loss to Brighton last term.

“Looking to the match, I think the best way to look at it is to remember that three months ago we lost 1-0 there,” Mourinho said.

“Chris [Hughton] is a great coach. Good players, good team, beautiful stadium, but difficult to play. They know how to play and they’ve kept the same team, they bought a few new players. I think the style is the same and the fact that they lost the first match [against Watford], obviously they are working for a reaction, working to improve their game, so a difficult match for us, but we are confident.

“The training was really, really good all week and we go to win, obviously. That is our main objective.”

Manchester United signed Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot and Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.

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