For the first season since 1989–90, Manchester United lost three of its first five league games with a humiliating 3-1 PL defeat to Brighton last Saturday. Despite having a strong start at OT, Danny Welbeck scored against his old team in the 20th minute while unmarked around the penalty box.
When Marcus Rashford brought the ball back to big-money acquisition Rasmus Hojlund, who was making his full beginning, Manchester United came back strongly and believed they had equalized shortly before the interval. However, the ball had been ruled out of the match. However, Brighton made the most of that VAR acquit, scoring two excellent goals—one from Pascal early around the latter half and the other from Joo Pedro—that sent moans of disappointment around OT.
Manchester United Reeling From Its Repetitive Blows
Substitute With 18 minutes remaining, Mejbri did manage to score a goal for the organizers, but Brighton easily held on to go above third place with twelve points from over five games. Manchester United dropped six points to 12th place.
The club needed results on the field to motivate their fans after another turbulent week in Manchester United, where Brazilian striker Antony is facing assault claims as well and England winger Sancho’s problems with Erik Hag are still active. They were poised to resume their winning ways with Hjlund looking energetic and Rashford pressing the opposition, but defensive lapses proved to be their downfall as Welbeck’s 4th goal against his old team put them back on the defensive.
In the first session, Rashford went on to appear highly likely to equalize, touching the side of the crossbar and the post after a recognizable driving run. Only Gerrard and Salah have scored more goals at OT as a visitor than Gross, who came close to scoring shortly after the half. Gross was the leading scorer the previous season.