One of the players that was most criticized was Victor Nilsson Lindelöf.
"Is he the worst big transfer that Mourinho has ever made?"
Writes The Mirror and gives Swedish player the worst rating in Manchester United. If you like betting the odds of this game was:
- Brighton win: 19/5
- Draw: 5/2
- Manchester United win: 3/4
Throughout the summer, Manchester United has been looking for a new well-established central defender. But no new acquisition came. And on this away game against Brighton, the manager José Mourinho was reminded of the need for a strengthening on this position.
Victor Nilsson Lindelöf, like the central defender Eric Bally, had a heavy first half, where the guests went to half-time in the downside with 3-1. Brighton took the lead after 25 minutes after "Vigge" lost Glenn Murray completely in the penalty area. The Brighton striker got a nice goal with a smart chip behind David De Gea. Victor shouldn’t have lost that duel, many experts agree on.
Finally, Shane Duffy's free-kicked situation led to a free kick, and the midfield hit 2-0 for Brighton. Manchester United did come back after the nightmare and Romelu Lukaku scored a goal. Manchester United had a hard time getting back into the game. In the end of the game Paul Pogba scored a penalty goal that didn’t help.
According to The Sun, Manchester United is worried that José Mourinho may be on his way out. Top of the wish list? Zinedine Zidane. Zidane is currently unleashed after leaving Spain's top club Real Madrid - after three Champions League titles. It also means that Zinedine Zidane would not cost anything for United.
The coach Mourinho is reported to have multiple player problems and has lost confidence. There ight be plans for his replacement already. The tensions have been caused when Mourinho on several occasions has criticised important players
There has also been a major discussion about where Zinedine Zidane will end up after Real Madrid. Among other things, he was discussed about taking over France's national team, but Qatar has also been looking for him with an insanely generous offer.
According to sources from Old Trafford, Zidane would be the first to call if Mourinho leaves, The Sun writes.