Manchester United coach, Erik Ten Hag has revealed that his team lost focus in the 1-0 loss to Brighton on Thursday night, Sportivationng.com reports.
Alexis Mac Allister scored a late penalty to hand the hosts the maximum points after Luke Shaw was penalised for handball in the box.
The likes of Antony, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford missed glaring chances to cap a frustrating night for Ten Hag.
“In the first minute we create a great chance but we do not score so we have to be more clinical with the chances that we create in the first half,” Ten Hag told Sky Sports.
“We had the chances, clear. Antony, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Casemiro. One has to go in.
But if you cannot win it because you do not take your chances, do not lose it. We gave away a goal, maybe we lose a little bit of focus. That cannot happen.
“Also, we were a little unlucky because it was never a free-kick that the corner was coming from. There were so many bad tackles tonight where there was no whistle and this was nothing, a fair block, and there is a whistle.
“We cannot bounce back [on the night] but that is what we have to do on Sunday.”
Manchester United are now four points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool with a game in hand.
Brighton are in sixth, four points adrift of Liverpool with two games in hand.
Manchester United will be back in Premier League action with a trip to West Ham on Wednesday, while Brighton hosts Everton on Monday night.