Jose Mourinho struck a forlorn figure in his technical area as he watched his toothless Manchester United side lose 3-2 to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, and defeat on the south coast has left many fans questioning whether he is still the right man for the job at Old Trafford. "Chelsea has a fantastic squad, Manchester City has a fantastic squad too, Tottenham made an incredible investment by keeping their players, that's the best investment you can make", he explained.
"When I can not do that, don't push me to the other side".
Mourinho's third seasons in charge during his second spell at Chelsea and at Real Madrid never recovered from a poor start.
"Look, when I speak about individual displays and am critical with my players, you don't accept it", Mourinho told Sky after the game. We made mistakes we shouldn't make.
Target man Murray drew first blood with a smart one-touch finish in his 200th appearance for Brighton, before Duffy swept home amid defensive indecision from United.
Pep Guardiola says Jose Mourinho is right to say you "cannot buy class" (Nick Potts/PA).
"A fantastic performance is wonderful for me".
"We're Manchester United, we're not going to get held ransom to pay £80-90m for Harry Maguire'".
United have conceded four goals in their opening two games of the season - it took them nine to let in that many last season. We can not buy class.
"I don't think we were disrespectful and that certainly wasn't our intention". We did it for ourselves.
But its rich that he is talking about class, I am specifically thinking of some of the spats with Arsene Wenger, that wasn't very classy.
Speaking after his side's 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield on Sunday, Guardiola said: "That is true, you can not buy class".
When United also lost on their last visit to Brighton in May, Mourinho lambasted those handed their chance to fight for a place in the FA Cup final in one of a series of public tirades against his players. "I think in a mental point of view, the accumulation of the mistakes and the punishment of these mistakes with goals was, step-by-step, giving happiness and confidence to a team like Brighton, and they took that confidence from us".
"We are a club that wants to grow and win titles. You go to half-time in a situation where the players are really, really, really down".