Albion head coach Graham Potter felt there were plenty of positives that his side could take from their 2-1 defeat at Manchester United.

The Seagulls took the lead in the 13th minute, courtesy of former United striker Danny Welbeck.

They restricted the hosts to very little in the first half with Mason Greenwood’s effort which hit the outside the post being the only cause for concern.

Albion also had chances to extend their lead with Lewis Dunk hitting the bar and Jakub Moder's effort being deflected inches wide of the post.

It took until the 52nd minute for the Red Devils to manage a shot of target through Marcus Rashford.

But despite Rashford and Greenwood securing a win for Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s side, Potter insisted there was plenty of positives that Albion could take from their display at Old Trafford.

He said: “I think we take lots of positive things from the performance.

“I thought first half we were really good, carried a threat, we had the opportunity to have the ball and defended well by mixing it up between defending high and defending low.

“They have lots of quality which can drive you back but they didn’t really create many chances.

"Second half I thought we missed a few opportunities to attack ourselves and got driven back a bit more than we would like, again when the home team is 1-0 down and they have the quality they have you expect that to a certain extent.

“But again they did not create too many chances, a couple of shots from distance but nothing too much.

“There was a big moment with the penalty involving Danny (Welbeck) which wasn’t given.

“But in the end, it is a couple of moments of quality from Manchester United that turn the game, I don’t think there was that much in it maybe a point would have been right, but that’s life.”