GRAHAM POTTER went on the potty for Danny Welbeck after the Brighton striker left Manchester United despite suffering from a stomach problem.
The Seagulls spoiled new United manager Erik ten Hag’s debut at Old Trafford as they beat the Red Devils 2-1 thanks to a brace from Pascal Gross.
And Welbeck put in an impressive performance against his former club, dominating United centre-backs Harry Maguire and Lisandro Martinez and even providing an assist.
It was not revealed to the Brighton boss that Welbeck would never allow illness to get his way.
Potter said: “He would have strapped the toilet to his butt to play, but it would have slowed him down. He was incredible.”
The Brighton manager added: “You can see how many times we’ve won here as a club, it’s not easy so when you get the three points it’s nice to celebrate.
“The boys were amazing, it was a top performance, one with real charisma and personality and I’m really proud of them.
“It was a fantastic performance from the players and we deserved the win throughout the game. It’s a historic win for us, so we have reason to be happy.
“We had an idea of how we were going to attack and then when we could we tried to press and pressure them. We were brave in what we did.”
Ten Hag admitted he’s out of work after a poor start to the season at Old Trafford.
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The Dutch tactician insists United players and staff must learn from their mistakes and move on.
Ten Hag said: “It’s a hell of a job. We have to work really hard, analyze and then move on.
“We have to learn the lessons and learn from them quickly. We don’t have time and have to deliver. I think we could have done better with these players too.
“I knew it could happen, but I think we should have done better – that’s clear, but I also know it won’t come overnight.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5950159/graham-potter-danny-welbeck-manchester-united-brighton/ ‘He would have strapped a toilet to his butt to play’ – Potter potty-trains Welbeck as he knocks out Man Utd despite upset stomach