Jermaine Defoe has said that Manchester United cannot compete with the likes of Man City and Liverpool after watching their shock defeat against Brighton.
Having watched Man City dismantle Huddersfield 6-1 earlier in the day, and Liverpool put four past West Ham last week, Manchester United suffered their first defeat of the season in what was a lacklustre performance against Brighton.
Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe said that the manner of the defeat for United highlights just how far they are behind their Premier League rivals, with so-called lesser teams seemingly not scared of them:
“If you look at this Manchester United team, if they play Manchester City or Liverpool they can’t compete. It’s a complete contrast to how they used to be,” Defoe told Sky Sports.
“It’s not how it used to be. I remember playing Manchester United when you went into games and you knew everybody would have to be on it to get a result. You look at Brighton today and they probably thought they had a chance. That’s how much it has changed.”