Manchester United 1-3 Brighton & Hove Albion: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Match report

The mounting turmoil at Manchester United mounted ever further on Saturday afternoon.

This came as a home meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion saw Erik ten Hag’s troops put to the sword by three goals to one, making it three defeats from five to start the campaign.

Visitors Brighton took the lead at Old Trafford inside 20 minutes, when Danny Welbeck returned to haunt his former employers courtesy of a straightforward finish from close range.

And it was two early in the 2nd-half, Pascal Gross latching onto Tariq Lamptey’s clever assist to leave Lisandro Martinez grounded, and rifle beyond Andre Onana:

The Brighton onslaught was not finished there, either, as Lamptey’s 2nd assist of the evening teed up substitute Joao Pedro to find the far top corner:

Man United did manage to pull one back minutes later through Hannibal Mejbri, but the damage had long been done on another hugely concerning afternoon for all associated with the Red Devils.

Player ratings

Manchester United

Andre Onana - 4.5

Diogo Dalot - 6

Victor Lindelof - 5.5

Lisandro Martinez - 5

Sergio Reguilon - 5.5

Casemiro - 5

Scott McTominay - 4.5

Bruno Fernandes - 6

Christian Eriksen - 5.5

Marcus Rashford - 5.5

Rasmus Hojlund - 5

Substitutes: Anthony Martial: 5.5, Hannibal Mejbri - 7, Alejandro Garnacho -N/A, Facundo Pellistri - N/A, Aaron Wan-Bissaka - N/A

Brighton & Hove Albion

Jason Steele - 5.5

Joel Veltman - 7

Jan Paul Van Hecke - 6

Lewis Dunk - 7

Tariq Lamptey - 8.5

Mahmoud Dahoud - 6

Pascal Gross - 8

Simon Adingra - 7.5

Adam Lallana - 6

Kaoru Mitoma - 5.5

Danny Welbeck - 7.5

Substitutes: Ansu Fati - 5.5, Joao Pedro - 7.5, Billy Gilmour - 5.5, James Milner - 5, Evan Ferguson - N/A

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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