Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has lamented the players at his disposal, admitting that he “envies” the quality of Chris Hughton’s Brighton squad.
Having watched the Seagulls defecate on his side this afternoon, Mourinho took an unexpected approach in his post-match interview, both praising the opposition and placing next to blame at all on Luke Shaw.
The Portuguese, who was in gracious mood, singled out 45-year-old striker Glen Murray’s performance, suggesting the uncapped journeyman was in fact “unplayable”.
Speaking to 321Sport, he said: “You want to talk about squad depth? Brighton are in a far better position than us. Far better.
“I’ve no choice but to field the likes of Luke Shaw…Paul Pogba. The board didn’t address our problems this summer, and it will affect every one of the next 36 games directly. Literally every one.
“When Brighton can call on the likes of Glen Murray, our fans can forget about competing – he was unplayable today.
“And don’t get me started on Luke Shaw.”