Manchester United Suffer Another Defeat at Home to Brighton
Manchester United’s poor start to the Premier League campaign continued as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Brighton. Danny Welbeck opened the scoring for the visitors before Pascal Gross added a second and Joao Pedro made it three. Rasmus Hojlund scored for United but his effort was ruled out by VAR. Hannibal Mejbri scored a late consolation for the Red Devils.
Welbeck Opens the Scoring
Manchester United started brightly and Danny Welbeck capitalised on some flat-footed defending to fire past Andre Onana and open the scoring. United thought they were back on level terms before half-time when Rasmus Hojlund converted from close-range but VAR ruled out the goal after Marcus Rashford ran the ball out of play.
Gross Punishes United
Though the home side continued to have the better chances, Brighton carried a threat on the counter-attack and Pascal Gross continued his sensational record against United with a brilliantly taken goal ten minutes after half-time.
Hojlund Substituted to Jeers
Hojlund, making his full debut for the club, was taken off just after the hour mark for Anthony Martial. The decision was met by jeers from the home crowd, who were furious that the Dane was leaving the pitch as the side looked for a way back into the game.
Mejbri Scores Late Consolation
The substitution took the sting out of United’s attack and Brighton scored a sensational third moments later when Joao Pedro finished off Tariq Lamptey’s cross to put the Seagulls in dreamland. Some fans had seen enough and headed for the exits. Those that made a swift departure missed Hannibal Mejbri – who replaced Casemiro to less fanfare moments before Hojlund’s exit – score his first goal for the club with a brilliant effort from outside the box.
United’s Third Defeat in Five Matches
The defeat is United’s third in five matches, with the club’s form on the pitch matching the mood off it. Ten Hag’s side have now lost three of their last four games and have slipped to seventh in the table, five points behind leaders Liverpool.
Manchester United’s poor start to the season continues as they suffer another defeat at home to Brighton. Danny Welbeck opened the scoring before Pascal Gross added a second and Joao Pedro made it three. Rasmus Hojlund scored for United but his effort was ruled out by VAR and Hannibal Mejbri scored a late consolation. The defeat is United’s third in five matches and they now sit seventh in the table, five points behind leaders Liverpool.