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Souness slams Man Utd pair Pereira, Fred: What are they?

Alexis Sanchez

Pogba reduced the deficit with a penalty that came so late in injury time that United did not have time to seek an equaliser. Atlanta - and Martinez - have played just 25 games this season, meaning Martinez could very well take his tally into the mid-30s.

Murray flicked the ball over past David de Gea with his marker Victor Lindelof, so impressive in the World Cup finals for Sweden, nowhere near the man he was supposed to be marking.

If you believe all the transfer stories in the summer, United were linked with 160 new players and signed three of them.

"Don't get me wrong - the club has supported him".

Mourinho warned in the summer that his side faced "a hard season" if they did not strengthen before the transfer window closed.

Souness was scathing in his evaluation of the squad at Old Trafford.

"We always play for the shirt and the fans, this is not the result we or they wanted".

"I hope that is lost in translation", Scholes said.

Manchester United are facing the prospect of being without Alexis Sanchez for the visit of Tottenham after Jose Mourinho confirmed the attacker is a major doubt for the game next week.

Mourinho was not in attendance at that time as he was carrying out his media duties at that point.

"The four defenders melted". United looked like 11 individuals at Brighton and it's Mourinho's job to make them a team. If they cost £120m to bring them in, then that's what you have to do. That might have saved Eric Bailly a "Mou Batters Bailly" headline, but it did not save the team as a whole from "Bullied by Brighton", nor did Mourinho and Woodward escape widespread criticism. "How much more money should they squander?"

No. It has been such a poor summer and start to the season that if things continue to unravel, he could be gone halfway through the campaign.

"We made a lot of mistakes and they punished us so we paid for every bad decision and it was hard to bounce back because they took away our confidence", said Mourinho. Brighton finished 15th past year after being promoted, but the real test is this season.

Those were notable and impressive numbers which have worsened at the outset of this season.