Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho says 'Why always Lukaku? Now you know'

Lawrence Cooper
May 6, 2018

The Red Devils can still finish the 2017-18 campaign with some silverware if Manchester United can beat Mourinho's former club Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley later this month.

A second-half goal from German midfielder Pascal GroƟ was ultimately the difference between the two sides at Falmer Stadium as Brighton secured their Premier League survival with the win.

According to Opta, this is the first time in since 1990 that Man United have lost three matches promoted sides in any one season - and the first in their history that they have lost away to all three.

"Of course, Alexis and Lukaku have injuries, so they weren't an option, but we believe in these players", Mourinho told BBC Sport.

"Probably we are not as good individually as people think we are, and I keep saying, if you manage to finish second, it is great, more than great if you manage to finish second".

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But they were only able to create one chance in the entire first half, while their first shot on target came through Paul Pogba in the 49th minute.

"I didn't succeed in teaching my players the four points we need for second is important". The next two games are crucial to see who will play in the final which United can not afford to lose. This proves decisive as it gave United no time on the ball and caused them to make mistakes e.g. loose passes.

"We know how tough the Premier League is and to stay up and do it the way we did it is massive". Brighton won the game 1-0 which guaranteed their safety in the Premier League. "Maybe now you will not ask me why A, B and C do not play so much", declared Mourinho. Why always Lukaku? Why always Lukaku?. you have the answer 'why always Lukaku'.

Chris Hughton's men had been beaten twice by United this season without scoring, but ending a six-game winless run in the Premier League moves them up to 11th.

The United defender was woeful during the game and was later substituted by Luke Shaw with fans taking to Twitter to claim they had not seen a worse player at Manchester United, whilst others also stated they would be happy to never see him play again.

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