Paul Pogba has called on his team-mates to step up their game against Tottenham Hotspur after the recent loss to Brighton on Sunday.
The Red Devils produced an awful performance at the Amex Stadium that resulted in them conceding three first-half goals.
Romelu Lukaku’s first-half goal couldn’t spur any comeback as Mourinho’s men continued with the lackluster display in the second period of the game.
Pogba’s injury-time penalty gave the scoreline a slight bit of gloss it didn’t deserve – and the manner of the 3-2 defeat had alarm bells ringing as to where the club is under Mourinho’s abrasive management style.
With Spurs visiting Old Trafford next Monday, Pogba is now calling on the players to produce a big response to the early setback.
“We always play for the shirt and the fans, this is not the result we or they wanted,” he told MUTV. “They should be very mad. We should be mad. Everybody is mad. We are mad.
“The next game we want to change this. We want to be happy at the end of the game, with smiles on their faces and give the fans a nice weekend afterwards.
“We definitely don’t want to lose two games in a row, so we’re going to have to get ready and play much, much better than today.
“We’re not here just to play games and be in the Premier League, we are here to win, we are Manchester United, and that’s what we do. We want to win trophies, that’s the mentality and the culture of the club.
“We didn’t do it, and we are very disappointed.
“There’s lots of games still, and we have to stay positive, and by staying positive is how we will fight for a good result against Tottenham.
“That’s twice in a row we’ve lost against them [Brighton] here.
“I think that shouldn’t happen. Last year we had almost maybe the same attitude as today, and it’s not right.
“Myself first, should have done much better, fewer mistakes, control more the game.
“This was a bad performance for all of us. It’s wrong we dropped points.
“You have to wake up for the next game and definitely not play like we did today.”