Anthony Knockaert mugged off Anthony Martial during Brighton vs Man Utd

You just can’t make sense of Manchester United’s season, can you?

Jose Mourinho’s side could well end up finishing second to a fantastic Manchester City side and winning the FA Cup.

So why are they getting so much criticism this season?

And then they go and drop yet another awful performance against Brighton and you realise why the Red Devils have been hammered by the media for much of this campaign.

United weren’t helped by the absence of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

Before kick-off, fans weren’t complaining too much to see Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the starting line-up.

However, the duo certainly didn’t give Mourinho any selection headaches ahead of the FA Cup final in two weeks time.


Rashford baffled everyone by failing to square the ball to Martial in the first-half, something that Mourinho was absolutely fuming with.

While the Frenchman was slightly better than Rashford, he too suffered a pretty embarrassing moment during the match.

In the second-half, Man of the Match Anthony Knockaert had the ball in the corner with Martial in front of him.

What happened next summed up the match.

The best player on the pitch made Martial look completely stupid and football fans loved it.

Knockaert breezed past Martial and was unlucky not to be awarded a penalty after being brought down by the same player.

Things got even worse for Martial after the match when Mourinho seemingly firing shots at both him and Rashford after the 1-0 loss.

“I wouldn’t say disappointed,” Mourinho said when asked about his side’s performance.

“I thought for some of them the possibility to start the game, to give reason to the ones that during the season there are always critics towards my choices.

“Why always Lukaku? Why always Lukaku? Why always Lukaku? You have the answer why always Lukaku. Why always this and this. You have the answer.

“So probably we are not as good individually as people think we are and I keep saying if we manage to finish second it’s great, it’s more than great. But now we need four points and we must try to get them.”


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