Pascal Gross: small margins were the difference against Manchester United and Liverpool

Brighton and Hove Albion's midfielder Pascal Gross has blamed the seagulls for a small margin in defeats in the Premier League against Liverpool and Manchester United.

Mohamed Salah's penalty gave Liverpool a 1-0 win at Amex last week, before Albion lost 2-1 at Manchester United on Saturday.

Paul Pogba, from the spot, and Marcus Rashford get United goals, before Gross recovers a goal in the second half.

It was the third consecutive Premier League game in which the midfielder had scored against United and later said, "I think we played good games against Liverpool and United, but now they are behind us.

"I think we were a bit unlucky in both of them and it was a small margin that was the difference, nothing big.

"Now we have great games and we will continue to work hard and stay together".

Gross was frustrated by the aspects of the defeat at United and said: "At 2-1 in the last ten minutes, you never know what can happen.

"We're back in the game and in the end, you never know, the result is ok for them but we have to be better in some situations.

"Unfortunately, in the first half we did not defend well enough, but in the second half we showed a good character."

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