Brighton boss Graham Potter says there is a calmness around the club which has helped it to progress despite the loss of key players.

The Seagulls started their sixth successive top-flight season with a historic 2-1 win at Manchester United.

It was the perfect way to begin the campaign given they ended the last one in ninth, the highest position in their entire history,

and came despite the loss of central midfielder Yves Bissouma to Tottenham and defender Marc Cucurella to Chelsea for a combined £87.5m.

But Potter gave no sense of that as he reflected on Brighton's first ever win at Old Trafford, 

coming just three months after Brighton condemned Manchester United to an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the Amex Stadium.

"Losing the players we have does have an impact but inside, the club is quite calm," said Potter.

"You do have to scratch your head because the clubs who bought Yves Bissouma and Marc Cucurella valued them at quite a high price,

which suggests they are good players. And you need good players to win matches in the Premier League because it is tough.

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