After spending £175 million on signings this summer, Manchester United’s inspiration to end their run of worrying defeats came in the form of Jonny Evans, their 35-year-old free agent who had been back at Carrington in pre-season while he looked for his next club.
Pochettino won Ligue 1 in 2022 after losing out to Lille the previous campaign.
There is a slogan that hits you as you walk up the stairs at Brighton’s training ground. “Team Brighton values: We never give up,” it reads. It is unmissable, as is the mission statement that follows it along the wall and under the headline “Brighton & Hove Albion Strategy 2020-24”.