Brighton Startled Man United: Erik Tan Hag Era Suffers Loss In First Match Of The Season

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Man United haven’t seen any improvement from their last season. The Man United fans walked into the stadium with a lot of hope to experience a new era under Eric Ten Hag after continuous defeat and embarrassment as one of the top guns of the football world since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down from being the manager of the club. However, it seems like nothing changed in the new season as well.

The Premier League debut of Erik ten Hag was disastrous as Manchester United fell to Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 on Sunday at Old Trafford.

Up to Alexis Mac Allister’s goal in the 68th minute, Brighton had a comfortable lead thanks to a brace by Pascal Gross in the first half. But United failed to take advantage of any opportunities, allowing Brighton to win at Old Trafford for the first time.

In a period where Brighton was applying most of the pressure, it took them 30 minutes to clear United. Danny Welbeck evaded Maguire and fired the ball inside the six-yard box, where Gross finished it off and put the ball in the goal.

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Nine minutes later, Brighton scored a solid team goal for his second goal. They moved the ball down the field from their corner flag, where Solly March scooped up a ball on the edge of the area.

He fired a shot that David de Gea palmed away, but it only reached Gross, who sent the ball into the net’s roof.

United applied more pressure in the second half. Marcus Rashford had two excellent chances to give United the lead, but he didn’t take advantage of them after being set up by Cristiano Ronaldo, who’d already come off the bench.