Graham Potter admits Brighton were beaten by an impressive Manchester United side on Tuesday.
The visiting Red Devils cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory at the AMEX thanks to goals from Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes.
Speaking after the game, Seagulls boss Potter said: "We played against a really good side tonight. Manchester United were the better team and they had some quality. Our response in the second half was really good and maybe deserved a goal but the better team won. I am proud of how the players stuck at it and kept going.
"We got killed on the counter attack for the third goal but we had some good play but against United you are always on the stretch. It is a tough evening for us but one we will take a lot from and learn from it.
"We always look at ourselves to try to improve and they are as good as anyone we have played this year. It is hard to contain but a positive performance in the second half."