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Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-3 Brighton

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Brighton and Hove Albion end Manchester United’s 20-game unbeaten streak at home after beating the Reds 3-1 at Old Trafford.

Despite early signs of United being invigorated after the international break, it was Brighton who took the lead with their first opportunity. Erik ten Hag’s men reacted poorly to conceding in the 20th minute to Danny Welbeck. United did however fashion what they thought was a reply through what would’ve been Rasmus Hojlund’s first goal, but VAR had different ideas. The goal was overturned as the ball that Marcus Rashford played to the Danish striker had rolled ever so slightly out of play.

In the second half, United didn’t seem to improve. The Reds created some half chances but heads fully dropped after Brighton scored their second. The Seagulls made it three through Joao Pedro in the 71st minute and it was game over. Even though United got a goal back two minutes later with second half substitute Hannibal Mejbri striking well from distance. The full time whistle blew with United embarrassed at home.

Here’s how each player performed with a rating out of 10:

Goalkeeper and defence

Andre Onana: 5

Questions will be asked of the goalkeeper as his shot-stopping will fall under more scrutiny. He was unfortunate to concede the three and wasn’t at fault for any but there wasn’t anything extraordinary that we’ve grown accustomed to expect at Old Trafford in recent years.

Diogo Dalot: 5

Dalot was tasked with managing Kaoru Mitoma out of the game and seemed to be successful at times. The right back’s performance while not amazing, it was steady none the less.

Victor Lindelof: 6

The pick of our centre halves, the Swede dealt with most things comfortably.

Lisandro Martinez: 5

Martinez was dragged out of position a number of times that left the defence vulnerable. Martinez still doesn’t seem to be back to his best.

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Sergio Reguilon: 7

Reguilon was United’s best performer on the day. Everything he did was with the intent to create dangerous situations and get United up the field. He was very unlucky to be substituted when he was.


Casemiro: 3

Another concerning Casemiro display. Whether it was positioning or making vital passes at the right time, the Brazilian wasn’t at the races.

Christian Eriksen: 5

In the first half where United played their best football, Eriksen was at the heart of that. As the game drew on, the physicality of Brighton’s play did get the better of him.

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Scott Mctominay: 5

Mctominay’s performance, while he did provide cover and stability, left a lot to be desired in terms of quality.

Bruno Fernandes: 5

Coming off the back of an international break where he excelled, you can’t help but be underwhelmed by United’s captain.


Marcus Rashford: 4

Rashford’s performance lacked quality and effort at times. That’s a shame though as he started very brightly and it looked as though him and Hojlund would have a field day. But as play progressed, it wasn’t the case.

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Rasmus Hojlund: 6

A strong showing from Hojlund on his home debut. He was starved in possession at times but when he got the ball he showed signs of the nine United splashed the cash on. Another one that really should have seen out the game.


Hannibal Mejbri: 6

A well taken goal.

Anthony Martial: 5

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: n/a

Alejandro Garnacho: n/a

Facundo Pellistri: n/a

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