EPL: Brighton record shock win over Manchester United

Mourinho did explain his decision to keep Bailly away from the matchday squad in his pre-match conference, something that had brought forth of reports that the defender is feeling frozen out at Manchester United.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton says they can't just wait for their relegation rivals to slip up in the final weeks of the Premier League season.

"We learned after the first few games we were good enough to compete and that gave us encouragement and confidence".

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho took aim at his players for not having the required desire in a 1-0 defeat to Brighton on Friday that secured the Seagulls' place in the Premier League next season.

Asked then if United would have been better off with Guardiola in charge, Yorke shot back: 'I think they would definitely win the league, because he's on the front foot.

"I say it because, more than because he is my assistant, he is my friend", the Portuguese said. I think Jesse's loans were Brighton, Birmingham and Derby County, so all those loans were to go and play football. But, until this moment, no players have spoken with us about wanting to leave.

Manchester United manager hasn't been able to always accommodate Martial in his starting line-up with Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rashford also options on the left flank.

"I knew what was going to happen and I told them, but that is what we got".

The Belgian, whose future remains uncertain with his contract nearly up, had the ball in the net after only three minutes but he was offside when he turned home Rashford's free-kick. He knows I want him to stay, the club wants him to stay, he has an offer from us and it's up to him yes or no.

Belgium worldwide Lukaku has played the entire 90 minutes in 30 Premier League games this season, scoring 16 times.

Brighton's survival party had been put on hold by a run of seven games without a win.

United finished sixth last season, but picked up silverware with FA Cup and Europa League wins and they will defend their FA Cup crown against Chelsea at Wembley later this month with a second-placed finish in the league in their sights. Mohamed Salah has produced scintillating performances for Liverpool and has been crowned PFA Player Of The Year for this season, and Kevin De Bruyne has helped Manchester City to the title.

  • Julie Sanders