Manchester United 2-1 Brighton: Late Greenwood strike seals the three points for the hosts

Perez infatuated with Greenwood, wishes to bring him to Real Madrid

Manchester United picked up a 2-1 win over Brighton in the Premier League at Old Trafford earlier tonight.

Graham Potter’s side made a fantastic start to the game with former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck giving Brighton the lead on the 13th minute. United, previously holding an impeccable record (10 Win and 2 draw) against Brighton at home, were trailing till 62nd minute.

The Red Devils fought back in the second half with Marcus Rashford scoring the leveller, and Mason Greenwood scoring the winning goal of the game on the 83rd minute.

Brighton will be disappointed to have come away empty-handed from the game especially after the kind of performance they put in. The Seagulls have had quite a few performances like this in the Premier League this year. Signing a clinical striker in the summer could help them turn these defeats into draws next season. 

The visitors had the opportunity to increase their advantage but the likes of Harry Maguire put in a sensational last-ditch tackle to deny Neal Maupay.

The win tonight takes Manchester United up to second in the Premier League table and they are now 14 points adrift of Manchester City with a match in hand.

Meanwhile, Brighton are 16th in the table and they are six points clear of the relegation zone. Despite the defeat, Brighton should be able to beat the drop if they continue to perform like this.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed Dean Henderson Premier League start ahead of David de Gea. The Spaniard has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford in recent months and it will be interesting to see if he can recapture his starting berth.

Manchester United come back to win 2-1 vs. Brighton. 10 straight games unbeaten in the Premier League
Harry Maguire’s game by numbers vs. Brighton: 
100% aerial duels won 
100% tackles won 
84% pass accuracy 
6 clearances 
4 ball recoveries 
3 interceptions 
Marks his 100th appearance with a win.

It’s a long way up (to City) but we want to consolidate second place. In the second half, we played some good stuff. The fireworks had to be lit at half-time.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

I was a little surprised it was not given in real time, and it looks like a penalty when you watch it back.

Graham Potter, Brighton boss on penalty decision by VAR

Unfortunately, Anthony sprained his knee with France. Losing Anthony for what might be the rest of the season is very disappointing. He is an important player.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Anthony Martial
United improved after the break and secured an important three points. But, they keep giving themselves a lot to do with slow starts. A familiar pattern as they've won 25 points from losing positions in the league this season, 9 more than any other side. #MUNBHA