Brighton vs Manchester United Match Analysis

Heather Diaz
May 5, 2018

"Why always Lukaku? Why always this player?'" Mourinho said.

It was constant sloppy passes that Brighton easily intercepted and United struggled to recover with Brighton on the counter-attack. For Chris Hughton's battling Brighton side it was a significant evening as they mathematically secured their top-flight status with two games to spare ahead of daunting trips to champions City and Champions League finalists Liverpool.

Knockaert's diligence on the wing helped Brighton restrict United mostly to shots from distance, while David de Gea had to make a series of saves. "They beat us in the attitude". A bit of dodgy refereeing in the game was really highlighted around 40 minutes in when Craig Pawson completely ignored Rashford's just claim for a freekick against Matt Ryan who takes Rashford out completely and goes unpunished, which did not help the tension for the United fans. For me, it is, but for some of my players, it doesn't look like it's very important and obviously, for the Brighton boys, a point would probably be enough for them and means a lot to them to give absolutely everything they had to give.

Manchester United suffered an away defeat against Brighton in the opening match of the 37th round of the championship of England football.

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The second half started more active in the club, but it didn't last long.

Jose Mourinho's side fell at the Amex Stadium as Pascal Gross scored a 57th-minute header for the game's lone goal.

Gross gave a chance to United when he pulled back Juan Mata on the edge of the 18, but the Spaniard overcooked his effort. Subs: Luke Shaw (on for Darmian, 68) 5, Jesse Lingard (on for Fellaini, 68) 6, Scott McTominay (on for Rojo, 76) 5. "The players that replaced others they didn't perform at a good level and when individuals don't perform at a good level, it is hard for the team to perform at a good level".

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