Listen to me - or watch them! Potter hails influence of senior pros

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Graham Potter with his Brighton team during a break in play at Old Trafford. Picture Richard Parkes
Graham Potter with his Brighton team during a break in play at Old Trafford. Picture Richard Parkes

Graham Potter has revealed how his most senior players set the tone for his squad.

Danny Welbeck starred, Pascal Gross scored twice and Adam Lallana was a shrewd selection to start as the Seagulls beat Manchester United 2-1.

Potter has established a strong reputation for helping younger players develop.

But he said the actions of his more senior players can speak louder than words.

The Albion head coach said: “The environment is the key thing and the environment is a mix of the people that you have and those guys you mentioned are top professionals.

“They drive standards every day. If you put on a running session, for example, they would be at the front of it.

“They want to show how fit they are, how competitive they are and they gave everything.

"They are a great example for the young guys. As much as I can speak it is better to watch Adam Lallana, Danny Welbeck or Pascal Gross because they have been here and are top professionals."