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Manchester United’s board react to defeat to Brighton, reaches decision on Mourinho



Manchester United’s board have reacted to the defeat to Brighton in their second match of the season on Sunday.

The club is not considering sacking manager Jose Mourinho and still have complete faith in the Portuguese coach.

The Red Devils lost away to Brighton on Sunday afternoon, with the team lacking cohesion.

The former Chelsea boss has been unhappy with United’s lack of signings this summer, having prioritised a commanding centre-back which Ed Woodward failed to deliver.

His relationship with several players, notably Paul Pogba, is also thought to be strained.

However, The Guardian, UK, reports that Mourinho still retains the full backing of United’s board in the wake of the 3-2 loss to Brighton.

The club’s hierarchy met after the yesterday’s disappointing game and concluded that the World Cup has deprived Mourinho of crucial time to work with the squad during the pre-season, while he is also dealing with a number of injuries.

Alexis Sanchez picked up a niggle in training on Friday, ruling him out of the clash with Brighton at the last minute, while Nemanja Matic and Antonio Valencia are also sidelined.

United board are still happy to stay with the former Real Madrid boss, who signed a contract extension until 2020 in January.

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