Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has explained why his team lost 3-1 to Brighton on Saturday.
The Red Devils were looking to bounce back from their defeat to Arsenal before the international break, but their former striker Danny Welbeck put the visitors in front.
Pascal Gross and Joao Pedro extended the Seagulls’ lead to 3-0 before Mejbri Hannibal pulled one back for United.
Ten Hag, speaking to Sky Sports after the game, said: “We are disappointed. But it was a really small margin. We are so close against a good side. The first 20 minutes was all ours. We created chances but didn’t score.
“We conceded a goal with their first attack. We then had a period in the game that was quite difficult, we fought to get a goal, and it was disallowed. So it is difficult in this period. It has not fallen on our side, but we will fight back, and if we stick together, play as a team, and stick to the rules, we will return.”