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Hughton rues Brighton’s ‘lack of quality in final third’ after Manchester United defeat

Chris Hughton was left to rue Brighton’s lack of quality in the final third after their 2-1 defeat against Manchester United today.

Goals from Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford gave Manchester United a 2-0 half-time lead but Pascal Gross pulled one back for The Seagulls in the final 20 minutes of the game.

Brighton did not have the creativity or firepower necessary to get something from the game in the final period, however.

Hughton was disappointed with the nature of the goals Brighton conceded and felt that, otherwise, they gave a good account of themselves at Old Trafford.

”The biggest disappointment is the goals we conceded. I thought we very much gave them a game. We will need lots of that come the end of the season but I thought there was a chance for us today.’’ Hughton told the BBC.

“If it was going to be one team it was going to be us going to score but we needed a bit more quality in the final third and in general. At times we broke well approaching the final third and that’s the difference in the quality.”

The former Ireland international also said that he doesn’t believe Brighton will be making any signings before the January transfer window closes.

“At the moment I don’t think we will be bringing anyone in, in January. You can never say never but I don’t think it will be the case. Possibly one or two will be going out on loan.”

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