Manchester United had a day to forget as Brighton comfortably beat them 3-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday
Manchester United lost 3-1 against a strong Brighton & Hove Albion on a sombre Saturday at Old Trafford, handing them their third Premier League defeat of the year.
The game started off well for United, but their dreams were shattered in the 20th minute when ex-United striker Danny Welbeck scored by taking advantage of a defensive blunder.
Just before halftime, United came back and appeared to have equalised thanks to their high-profile recruit, Rasmus Hojlund, who was making his first complete appearance. Although Marcus Rashford initiated the pass to Hojlund, the goal was overturned because it was determined that the ball was out of play.
To the chagrin of the home crowd at Old Trafford, Brighton took advantage of this opportunity, scoring magnificent goals early in the second half through Pascal Gross and Joao Pedro.
With only 18 minutes left, United’s substitute Hannibal Mejbri was able to score a consolation goal, but it was already too late. The remainder of the game was confidently played out by Brighton, who earned a well-deserved victory. With 12 points from five games after this victory, Brighton is now in third place in the Premier League standings.
Meanwhile, United’s season-opening struggles persisted, leaving them in 12th place with just six points. This also put an end to Manchester United’s home winning streak that had lasted since Brighton defeated them on the first day of the previous campaign.