Jose Mourinho has slammed the attitude of his Manchester United players after last nights shock defeat to Brighton.
Brighton went into the game knowing that a win would secure their place in next season’s Premier League, while United knew that a victory would ensure that they finished the current campaign in second place.
While most expected Jose Mourinho’s men to get the result that they needed against the Premier League newcomers, the Seagulls earned themselves a famous 1-0 victory at the AmEx to secure their EPL status.
Speaking after the game, the Man Utd boss insisted that the scoreline came down to the difference in the players’ attitudes:
“The attitude from first minute and especially during the first half, they [Brighton] were obviously stronger, they had more appetite, felt the game with different emotions.
“I didn’t succeed in persuading my players that the four points we need to finish second were important. That didn’t matter to the players.
“To me it does, but for some of my players it doesn’t.
“The points Brighton needed meant enough for them to give everything they have to give. They got the bonus of their attitude.”