Paul Pogba admitted his "attitude wasn't right" in Manchester United's defeat at Brighton, while United manager Jose Mourinho side-stepped a question about whether his team were capable of challenging for the title this season.
"You don't need to be disrespectful to have a fantastic movie", said Mourinho. "I can not criticise the desire of my players".
"I am not going to speak about the market", he said.
"I'll be very very happy to analyse my players performances when the performance is good". "We made incredible mistakes in some crucial moments, mistakes that killed us".More news: Serena reveals what shook her before worst loss of career
82′ - Almiron hits ATL's third, from distance - Martinez, hunting the record-breaking goal, could have so easily done the selfish thing and taken the ill-advised shot from 20 yards here, but instead he held the ball up, waited for the late-arriving run of Almiron and teed up the Paraguayan to put the game out of reach.
Target-man Murray swept home his first goal of the season to toast his 200th Brighton appearance, before Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross left United reeling.
"That is true, you can not buy class", City's manager said.
"Last season when I was critical of my team and was debating openly of the performances I was criticised for being too open about my players".More news: Trump says WH lawyer McGahn isn't 'a John Dean type 'RAT
"But if they send me one of the shirts they had in the tunnel when we played there, the shirts that were saying "We did it on Derby Day". But I agree with him, class you can not buy". "I agree with him, with José, you can not buy class". Sometimes players make mistakes and are not immediately punished but we were always punished by every mistake we made.
"It was an awesome season with the cameras but we did it for ourselves".
"Liverpool are trying to win the title with their unbelievable investment".
"And I would like to think that most people watching the game would look at it - I know once it's a big-six team that others will look at it a little bit different - that we were good, as opposed to United being poor". Ominously for United, their cross-city rivals and defending champions look in no mood to be caught as Manchester City thrashed Huddersfield 6-1, while Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur maintained their ideal starts.More news: New Battlefield V trailer teases Battle Royale mode
"Expect from me to be really happy to say after Leicester (a 2-1 win), A, B, C, D, wonderful performances, this and that; don't expect me to go in the other direction".