Ole Gunnar Solskjær started with Mason Greenwood and Nemanja Matic in playing eleven. The later, who was linked with Premier League rivals in Transfer market, is finally able to have his manager’s trust – it seems. He was given first team start ahead of Fred and McTominay.
Surprisingly, Jesse Lingard was not included in the team.
Minutes after the match started, Manchester United could have gone one up, when Bruno Fernandez’s attempt from 20-yards hit the post. Brighton goalie Ryan thwarted substitute Scott McTominay’s long-distance attempt at the end of the match.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side dominated from the beginning at the Amex Stadium to claimed the fifth spot in premier league table – two points behind of Chelsea. Manchester United is now unbeaten for successive fifteen matches.
Man United vs Brighton – Goals
Mason Greenwood scored the first goal befooling defender Lewis Dunk with quick footwork and keeping the ball low at the right corner.
Manchester United perhaps got balance team with Matic playing a defensive midfielder and playmaker Bruno Fernandes and Pogba leading the offensive.
Bruno was impressive once again. He scored through a deflection at 29th minute, when his attempt from outside of box, deflected and hit the back of the net. The Portuguese spectacularly volleyed in a long ball from the top of the box at 50th minute.
Brighton tried to reduce the gap in the scoresheet, but David de Gea made a flying save to deny Connolly. Graham Potter’s side remained at 15th place.
1-de Gea, 29-Wan-Bissaka, 2-Lindelöf, 5-Maguire, 23-Shaw <Booked at 49> (Williams 64′), 6-Pogba (McTominay 64′), 31-Matic, 26-Greenwood, 18-Bruno Fernandes (Pereira 64′), 10-Rashford (James 78′), 9-Martial (Ighalo 78′)
3-Bailly, 8-Mata, 15-Pereira, 17-Fred, 21-James, 22-Romero, 25-Ighalo, 39-McTominay, 53-Williams
1-Ryan, 22-Montoya, 4-Duffy, 5-Dunk (Bernardo 81), 33-Burn, 2-Lamptey (Trossard 45), 24-Pröpper (Maupay 45), 6-Stephens, 8-Bissouma, 10-Mac Allister (Mooy 81), 44-Connolly (March 87)
7-Maupay, 11-Trossard, 13-Groß, 17-Murray, 18-Mooy, 20-March, 21-Schelotto, 27-Button, 30-Bernardo