Fans have turned on Jose Mourinho after just the second game of the Premier League season following Manchester United's dismal 3-2 defeat at Brighton on Sunday. In team news, club captain Bruno is absent with a thigh injury.
The Frenchman was unable to make an impact and left the field after an hour without any acknowledgement from Mourinho.
The Portuguese has previously singled out players for criticism if he felt they performed below expectations but said his side were not good enough as a collective against Brighton. "You go 1-0 down, it's OK, then 2-0, then 2-1 and you have hope we can score again, but we concede a goal". Only one of that trio, Fred, started in the third game between the sides in five months.
Man United will travel to the Amex Stadium, England today to face Brighton and Hove Albion while Man City welcome Huddersfield Town to the Etihad.
Manchester United fans have raised questions over Jose Mourinho's transfer activity of late, with a distinct lack of marquee signings being the main cause of concern, but surely a GoFundMe page to raise millions is a little too far.
'He's moaned about not signing new players and not bigging up the ones he's got.
Brighton doubled their lead moments later.
Goal! Shane Duffy smashes the ball into the bottom corner from close range!
As the sun tried to come out on an otherwise dank, drizzly day, United were stunned and Mourinho sent three of his substitutes out to warm up. Despite budging the early bouts of zest from the Seagulls, United's midfielders failed to stamp their authority in the first half.
Fans and critics are divided after a hard summer in the market and tough start to the season.
United's defending was at times highly questionable, with Brighton's high press giving Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly a torrid afternoon. "You go to half-time in a situation where the players are really, really, really down".
On the hour, Rashford's unsafe header across goal was well dealt with by Duffy before Mourinho made his final change, Marouane Fellaini coming on for Martial as United finally began to put some pressure on their hosts. Sometimes you make mistakes and are punished, sometimes the opponent doesn't take advantage of the gifts, and sometimes they do and this time was nearly three on three so they were critical in the gifts that we gave them and because of that I think they deserve [to win].