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Brighton boss Chris Hughton defends Mourinho as ‘one of our best managers’

Brighton manager Chris Hughton has lauded Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as ‘one of the best’ in England ahead of the two team’s Sunday clash.

Mourinho’s managerial CV is one of the most impressive in world football and he has earned the respect of his peers by winning trophies in every country he has worked in so far in his career.

He is a two-time Champions League winner and he has won domestic titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. Mourinho was appointed United manager in 2016 with the aim of bringing domestic success back to Old Trafford but finished 19 points adrift of rivals Manchester City last season.

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Mourinho already has two trophies to his name from his time as United manager, winning the League Cup and Europa League in 2017.

Over the course of the summer, amid the World Cup in Russia and a disappointing transfer window, Mourinho has tried to prepare his players for the 2018-19 campaign as best he can but he’s often sounded downbeat about our chances.

Ahead of Sunday’s Premier League fixture between Brighton and United, Hughton has expressed his belief that the Reds’ manager is still one of the league’s best.

“He is one of our best managers if you look at the record he has of winning things,” said Hughton, as per Sky Sports.

“I think when you are that type of manager you are going to be in the spotlight far more than others and everything is going to be picked up.”

Brighton lost their opening game of the season against Watford last Saturday, while we picked up all three points at home to Leicester City.

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