Manchester United 1-2 Brighton: Erik ten Hag suffers a defeat within the first Premier League match

Pascal Gross has scored six Premier League targets in opposition to Manchester United, three greater than every other crew within the league

Brighton survived a belated assault to safe a primary win at Previous Trafford and doom Erik ten Hag to a shedding begin as Manchester United supervisor.

Pascal Gross’s halftime brace surprised the house followers, who desperately wished to see their aspect put an finish to final season behind them.

Nevertheless, United had been fully crushed in that opening interval by Graham Potter’s aspect, who beat them 4-0 at Amex Stadium in Could to achieve ninth place, the highest flight document.

Not even Cristiano Ronaldo’s introduction within the second half may deny Brighton, although he threatened a comeback when a run contained in the guests’ space ended with Alexis Mac Allister turning the ball into his personal internet after goalkeeper Robert Sanchez had touched his trajectory underneath strain from Harry Maguire.

In 9 earlier league away video games, Brighton had solely drawn one draw, so this victory was historic.

For Ten Hag, it meant placing up with an identical begin as United supervisor as Dutch colleague Louis van Gaal, who misplaced his first recreation by the identical rating, additionally at dwelling, to Swansea in 2014.

New season, identical issues for Man Utd

With the solar shining and a brand new supervisor in place, there was a way of optimism round United earlier than kick-off.

Ten Hag started to impose his persona on the membership, to the purpose of ousting a part of the “shrimp sandwich brigade” from their company hospitality suites in order that his gamers may have their pre-match meal.

But so lots of the outdated issues stay. Protests in opposition to membership homeowners earlier than kick-off resulted within the membership’s store being closed.

Co-chair Avie Glazer was paying a uncommon go to and would have heard the songs to his left asking his household to depart the membership.

There isn’t any cohesion on the pitch regardless of the discreet beginnings of Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez.

Brighton, properly drilled and fluid, took benefit of it. Leandro Trossard flew into the aspect internet inside 15 seconds of the beginning and United did not prevail on the sport till it was too late.

For the opening, Welbeck’s run break up Maguire and Martinez. The latter got here from the left to cowl the cross, leaving an enormous gap within the six-yard space and, whereas the United protection was fast to fill within the gaps, Gross was alone to hit dwelling on the far publish.

Gross was in an identical place however on the opposite publish when Solly March minimize in and landed a low shot, which goalkeeper David de Gea changed into his trajectory.

The whistles that accompanied the half-time whistle had been predictable and well-deserved. Inside eight minutes of the restart, Ronaldo had been launched to attempt to lead a rescue mission.

The 37-year-old had negligible affect. It was one other Portuguese, Diogo Dalot, who created the confusion that led to United’s objective. However in the long run it was Brighton who appeared most certainly to attain once more.

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Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Crew quantity1Participant titleSanchez

  2. Crew quantity34Participant titleVeltman

  3. Crew quantity5Participant titleDunk

  4. Crew quantity4Participant titleWebster

  5. Crew quantity13Participant titleAwful

  6. Crew quantity10Participant titleMac Allister

  7. Crew quantity25Participant titleCaicedo

  8. Crew quantity11Participant titleTrossardo

  9. Crew quantity7Participant titleMarch

  10. Crew quantity14Participant titleLallana

  11. Crew quantity18Participant titleWelbeck

  1. Crew quantity2Participant titleLamptey

  2. Crew quantity6Participant titleColwill

  3. Crew quantity8Participant titleMwepu

  4. Crew quantity21Participant titleUndav


Man Utd

Coaching 4-3-3

  • 1de Gea
  • 20Dalot
  • 5MaguireBooked at 53 minutes
  • 6MartinezBooked at 45 minutes
  • 23ShawBooked at 74 minutesChanged forMalaciato 90 ‘minutes
  • 39McTominayBooked at 25 minutesChanged forvan de Beekto 78 ‘minutes
  • 17FredChanged forCristiano Ronaldoto 53 ‘minutes
  • 8Bruno FernandesChanged forGarnacioto 90 ‘minutes
  • 25SanchoChanged forElangato 90 ‘minutes
  • 14Eriksen
  • 10Rashford


  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 12Malacia
  • 19Varano
  • 22Heating on
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 34van de Beek
  • 36Elanga
  • 37Garner
  • 49Garnacio


Coaching 3-4-2-1

  • 1Sanchez
  • 34Veltman
  • 5Dunk
  • 4Webster
  • 13Awful
  • 10Mac Allister
  • 25Caicedo
  • 11TrossardoBooked at 53 minutesChanged forLampteyto 75 ‘minutes
  • 7MarchChanged forColwillto 90 + 1 ‘minutes
  • 14LallanaChanged forMweputo 76 ‘minutes
  • 18WelbeckChanged forUndavto 90 + 5 ‘minutes


  • 2Lamptey
  • 6Colwill
  • 8Mwepu
  • 9Maupay
  • 19Sarmiento
  • 21Undav
  • 22Mythoma
  • 23Steele
  • 29van Hecke

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