‘It’s definitely not good enough’: Paul Pogba criticises Manchester United’s attitude

Jamie Redknapp was not convinced and some of the statistics were damning for Jose Mourinho's players.

Speaking in an interview with British broadcaster Sky Sports, Mourinho didn't refer to any particular passage of the documentary, entitled "All or Nothing: Manchester City". Maybe we didn't have attitude to break them, to kill them when we had to kill them, to go through the lines, and that's a lesson we have to keep in mind and play much better next game. "The attitude has to be right and I think maybe we missed that".

While Pogba can be given some credit for accepting his share of responsibility for the team's poor performance, Jamie Redknapp was unimpressed by what he saw from United. Sometimes you make mistakes and you are not punished, sometimes the opponent doesn't take advantage of your gifts, doesn't take advantage but sometimes they do it and this time was nearly three in three.

I don't think its right that City have dragged up interviews with Jose and De Bruyne, obviously that was a mistake.

"They could be spending £200 million, but if they lose Harry Kane or Christian Eriksen. the biggest investment was keeping all their best players". It was not just Paul Pogba. Atlanta - and Martinez - have played just 25 games this season, meaning Martinez could very well take his tally into the mid-30s. Of course they're not.

"We hoped for more, we didn't get more, but now the season starts for us". They have got to put more effort in.

It's normal that opposition with different ambitions, when they face the top teams, it is normal that they have different levels of motivation that they show. They have got to win second balls.

Darmian struggled to hold down a starting spot in the Manchester United team following competition from Antonio Valencia, Luke Shaw and Daley Blind.

It is hard to assess a team's effort but some of the statistics did not make for pretty reading. Aguero, who turned 30 in the close-season, has now scored 14 times in his last eight Premier League games at City's Etihad Stadium.

But it was also the intensity of the performance.

Pogba headed well wide from a deep delivery as United sought a way back into things on the south coast, but Brighton were happy to sit deep with their visitors showing little in the way of imagination.

Mourinho warned of a "difficult" season when he wasn't backed in the transfer market before the deadline for Premier League clubs closed before the opening weekend of the season.

'We thought Paul Pogba might be the ideal candidate to be that leader but he wasn't there today.

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