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MURRAY TAKES CONFIDENCE FROM UNITED DISPLAY

26 November 2017

Glenn Murray believes Brighton & Hove Albion can take plenty of confidence from Saturday’s performance against Manchester United, following a narrow 1-0 defeat to Jose Mourinho’s side.

Ashley Young’s shot took an unfortunate nick off Lewis Dunk to separate the sides on the day at Old Trafford, and Murray feels Albion should be proud for more than holding their own against United.

He said, “I can’t really remember one moment in the game where we were carved open and to only concede from a deflected shot is something to take a lot of positives from.

“We’re getting better all the time and when we had the ball, we did well with it. Perhaps we didn’t quite make the right pass in the final third, but all in all it was a good afternoon for us and we’ve got to take positives from it.

“We’re not deflated; it’s the end of an unbeaten run, but we did very well and there are far more positives than negatives.”

Up next for Albion is a match against Crystal Palace at the Amex on Tuesday night, and Murray highlighted the importance of pulling further away from their south London rivals following their 2-1 victory over Stoke City.

“As far as we’re concerned it’s just another game. They won on Saturday and we lost, so hopefully we can start another unbeaten run on Tuesday night.

“Both teams will be desperate to win and both teams will want three points, as well as bragging rights in the Premier League.

"For me personally, it’s all positive when it comes to my time at Palace - I had a fantastic time up there.

“It was a successful time in my career and we achieved a lot as a club. But now I’m back at Brighton and hopefully we can get some points from them on Tuesday night.”


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