Man Utd 1-3 Brighton LIVE RESULT: Red Devils stunned by flying Seagulls after horror show at Old Trafford – reaction | The Sun

Man Utd 1-3 Brighton LIVE RESULT: Red Devils stunned by flying Seagulls after horror show at Old Trafford – reaction | The Sun

September 18, 2023

MANCHESTER UNITED have been beaten 3-1 by Brighton after a horror show at Old Trafford.

Danny Welbeck tapped in early on to claim the Seagulls' first of the afternoon against his old side.

Pascal Gross made it two in the second half, and Joao Pedro scored his first Brighton goal to make it 3-0 before Hannibal pulled one back for United, but it wasn't to be for the Red Devils.

  • Match result: Man United 1-3 Brighton
  • Man Utd XI: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Martinez, Reguilon; Casemiro, Eriksen, McTominay; Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund
  • Brighton XI: Steele; Lamptey, Dunk, Van Hecke, Veltman; Dahoud, Gross, Lallana; Welbeck, Adringa, Mitoma


  • By Anthony Chapman

    Turning point?

    What could have been had Hojlund's goal been allowed to stand?

    The striker looked to have equalised with his first-ever Red Devils strike.

    But VAR ruled out the goal after Rashford took the ball out of play.



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  • By Anthony Chapman

    De Zerbi in the building

    Robert De Zerbi reckons his Brighton team have more to give despite a dominant performance at the Theatre of Dreams.

    He said: "We played a great, great game. We deserved to win, we played well. In the first 15, 20 minutes we suffered a lot because Man United played in a different way than we prepared for but after that we played a great game.

    "We have to keep our style when we are losing, when we are wining. We can't forget our DNA because the game can change and it's bad when the result can change our style.

    "We are working to not lose our characteristic, our quality and to score more goals. We scored three but had many chances to score again."

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  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man of Steele

    Jason Steele has hailed Brighton for another impressive win at Old Trafford.

    He told Premier League Productions: "It feels great. A great win. Away at Old Trafford, it is an amazing feeling.

    "We deserved it too, we played with courage, with a big heart and definitely deserved to win.

    "We want to play on the front foot, aggressive, United played a bit different to what we expected, so we had to get to grips with that.

    "But after 10-15 minutes we settled down and got a foothold in the game."

    Credit: Reuters
  • By Anthony Chapman

    More from Eriksen

    "The small things. We had the offside at Arsenal and today when we scored but it was out of play.

    "The small things we are missing and a bit of luck to get over the line and get something out of the effort we put in.

    "Any game at the start of the season, doesn't matter who you play, is very important.

    "We focus on our games and whoever we play we want to win. But we have lost three already and we have to change that."

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Eriksen speaks out

    Christian Eriksen admits Man Utd were not good enough in their defeat to Brighton.

    He told BBC Sport: "It is a heavy one. We have to look at ourselves. We changed some things but we are disappointed.

    "In the first half we had a lot of moments, had good control. They had a lot of possession but not many chances.

    "They then score with their first chance and the system they play they keep the ball a lot and we had to chase it down.

    "But we still had chances to get back into the game."

    Credit: Reuters
  • By Anthony Chapman

    Final ratings

    Marcus Rashford โ€“ 6

    Came as close as anyone to scoring for United but should have helped himself to a couple of goals.

    Unfortunate to see a deflected shot hit the angle in the first half but misses cost his team.

    Rasmus Hojlund โ€“ 7

    Missed a good early chance and unlucky to see goal disallowed due to ball being out late in the first half but his full debut was encouraging.

    The fans showed what they thought when he was subbed just after the hour.


    Hannibal (for Casemiro, 64 mins) โ€“ 7

    Briliant long range goal gave United a glimmer.

    Anthony Martial (for Hojlund, 64 mins) – 5

    Did nothing to change the mind of fans who didnโ€™t want him on.

    Alejandro Garnacho (for Reguilon, 85 mins) – 5

    United knew the game was up when he came on.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka (for Martinez, 85 mins) – 5

    Not well enough to start and United suffered as a result.

    Facundo Pellistri (for McTominay, 85 mins) – 5

    Thrown on too late to make any impact.



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  • By Anthony Chapman

    More ratings

    Casemiro โ€“ 5

    Needlessly Blazed ball out of play shortly before Brightonโ€™s opener but United found themselves chasing shadows.

    Replaced by Hannibal just after the hour โ€“ and the youngster perked United up.

    Scott McTominay โ€“ 5

    Could have left last month but finally got his chance to take his Scotland form onto the club stage.

    Began brightly but his influence faded after the Seagulls got in front.

    Bruno Fernandes โ€“ 6

    Asked to fill the gap left by Antony and Sancho by moving out to the right of a diamond but the new skipper could not impact the game the way he usually does.

    Ended up playing in defence at the end of a ragged display.

    Christian Eriksen โ€“ 5

    Lovely pirouette in the first few minutes from the Dane but the question is whether he still has the legs required.

    A few uncharacteristic stray passes too as Seagulls took charge.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Player ratings

    Andre Onana โ€“ 5

    His passing is one thing but is he a good enough shot-stopper? Hard to blame him for the first two goals but he will be disappointed at the third from Pedro.

    Great late stop from Fati but the damage was already done.

    Diogo Dalot โ€“ 5

    Asked to move across to right-back due to illness to Wan Bissaka and found it tough going against Mitoma.

    Too much space on his flank as the second and third goals went in.

    Victor Lindelof โ€“5

    At fault for Seagulls opener as weak challenge on Lallana allowed Welbeck to score.

    At the other end he wasted a good chance when he headed a corner over โ€“ that could have made it interesting had it gone in.

    Lisandro Martinez โ€“ 5

    Battled back from injury to start ahead of Made to look foolish a feint from Gross for Seagulls second goal.

    Part of a dismal defensive display but at least set up Hannibalโ€™s goal.

    Sergio Reguilon โ€“ 6

    Full debut for on loan Spurs man and set up Rashford for early chance.

    The Spaniard looked bright going forward with a couple of useful crosses but defensively suspect as the opener came down his flank.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Catch up here

    Missed all of today's action between United and Brighton?

    We've got you covered with our match report here…



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  • By Anthony Chapman

    Where do United go from here?

    Things certainly don't get any easier for Ten Hag.

    His men now travel to Germany on Wednesday night.

    They will play Bayern Munich in their Champions League group stage opener.

    And United will be hoping to guard against Harry Kane, who was once a top target for them.

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  • By Anthony Chapman

    Another defeat

    It's three defeats in four matches for United now.

    Ten Hag looked glum as he marched off the pitch.

    Wonder if Sancho would have made a difference today…

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Full time: Man Utd 1 Brighton 3

    Well, what a result this is for the Seagulls.

    United fans aren't happy and jeer at the final whistle.

    It really was the same old story, scrappy in possession and no clinical edge.

    Ten Hag's subs proved controversial too, with supporters furious when Hojlund was removed from the field.

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  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man Utd 1 Brighton 3 – Close!

    90+4. Hannibal goes into the book for a reckless challenge.

    And it opens the way for Fati to burst into a one-on-one with Onana.

    But the Barcelona man hits it wrong and sends the ball wide.

    Should have been four.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man Utd 1 Brighton 3

    90+2. Old Trafford has almost emptied out alraedy.

    The fans have seen enough and are voting with their feet.

    But the away supporters are in jubilant voice and won't be moving for a while.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man Utd 1 Brighton 3

    90. We will have SIX minutes of added time here.

    United must find a goal now.

    Garnacho breaks into the box after a speedy run but he is offside.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man Utd 1 Brighton 3

    89. Fati gets a strike off but it's well handled by Onana.

    Brighton are happy to regroup and let United pass it around their defence.

    The hosts are struggling to get out of their own half at the minute.

    We'll find out how much added time there is shortly.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man Utd 1 Brighton 3

    87. Time's ticking at Old Trafford and there's no sign of life from United.

    In fact, the change in personnel only looks to have strengthened Brighton's resolve.

    And any time United get hold of the ball, the Seagulls swarm to regain possession immediately.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man Utd 1 Brighton 3 – Subs

    85. Brighton make their final change with Evan Ferguson on for Simon Adingra.

    Meanwhile, Alejandro Garnacho, Facundo Pellistri and Aaron-Wan Bissaka are on for United.

    Lisandro Martinez, Scott McTominay and Sergio Reguilon come off.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man Utd 1 Brighton 3

    83. There's certainly been goals galore this game.

    Will there be more in the next seven minutes?

    After the quickfire double less than 10 minutes ago, you wouldn't bet against it.

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  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man Utd 1 Brighton 3

    81. Reguilon takes on Adingra and wins before launching a cross.

    Dunk is on hand to clear for a corner, which is taken by Eriksen.

    But it's a terrible effort and cleared by Brighton.

    United then plead for a free-kick on Rashford but it's ignored by the ref.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man Utd 1 Brighton 3 – Save!

    79. Mitoma is in and almost makes it four!

    But Onana stays strong and makes a good block.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man Utd 1 Brighton 3

    78. Brighton are trying to slow things down here.

    The crowd jeer as the Seagulls take their time over a goal kick.

    United win the ball back quickly.

    But they can't find a way through Brighton's midfield.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man Utd 1 Brighton 3 – Subs

    76. Subs from the visitors.

    James Milner and Billy Gilmour are on.

    Mahmoud Dahoud and Tariq Lamptey come off.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Man Utd 1 Brighton 3

    75. Wow, some great action there.

    One fine goal from Pedro topped by an instant reply from Hannibal.

    But Brighton still have that two-goal cushion.

    Can United find one more quickly?

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Goal – Man Utd 1 Brighton 3

    There's an immediate reply!

    And it's the sub Mejbri, who fires in a howitzer from distance!

    The midfielder controls the ball before cracking off a long shot.

    He wheels away in celebration and it's game on again!

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