Jose Mourinho says Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion are in similar form ahead of tonight's Emirates FA Cup clash.
“An isolated defeat doesn’t reflect the period,”commented Mourinho in his pre-match interview with MUTV.
“The situations are not with big distances [between them]. We beat Chelsea and Liverpool and then we lost against Sevilla and it looks now that we are a disaster.
“In a club like ours, with our dimension, it is quite easy to make us go from hero to villain. With Brighton, that is not happening so their feeling is for sure that they are in a good moment.
“They have a very good team playing with great stability, with happiness according to the results, so it’s going to be hard.”
“They now have more experience in the Premier League at the highest level and are obviously more confident because of their position in the table.
“They can see light at the end of the tunnel and are almost there so it’s brilliant work by Chris [Hughton]. I really believe in them staying in the top division and now they are fighting to go to Wembley in the Cup.MUTV.com will show Jose's full interview in the live Match Day show on Saturday from 17:45 GMT.“
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