The Red Devils’ off-field issues were exacerbated by a humiliating loss to the under-strength yet high-flying Seagulls.
It pours when it rains. Manchester United would have been desperate to get back into the game after a nightmare international break, but instead tings went wrong.
Goalƙeeper & Defence
Andre Onana (5/10):
After his masterpiece against Arsenal, his passing was a little off. Could have done more to prevent Joao Pedro’s goal, but made nice saves to keep the score from going worse.
Diogo Dalot (6/10):
United had a reason to trust down the right wing. Make a good chance for Rasford, who was located.
Victor Lindelof (5/10):
Made a feeble attempt to prevent the first goal. Recovered with several key goals, but then had some bad communication with Martinez for the second goal.
Lisandro Martinez (4/10):
One of his worst outings in a United States game. Laced lost his footing for the second goal, allowing Gross to score.
Sergio Reguilon (5/10):
Offered something going forward, but importantly was not present when Brigton scored their first goal, the move coming from his left flank.
CҺristian Eriƙsen (4/10):
Slow and sloppy. His performance could be summarized by a corner that failed to consume the first man.
Very poor. Early on, he made a couple of solid passes and locations, but his passes were sluggish and he battled to keep up with the tempo. In the 64th minute, he was substituted.
Scott McTominay (5/10):
Despite making his first start of the season, he did little to justify his decision.
Bruno Fernandes (4/10):
I struggled to affect the game in my normal manner.
Rasmus Hojlund (6/10):
A decent home debut, lining up well with Rashford and aging everything to good advantage. Just a smidgeon of sharpness, failing to connect with a Rashford cross and heading a Fernandes ball over the arc. I placed it all on the internet, but it’s all gone now.
Marcus RasҺford (7/10):
United’s best player by far, although he became increasingly upset as the game progressed. Hit te ear, which set up Hojlund’s disallowed goal.Even worse, Eri ten Hag’s team were defeated 3-1 at home by Brigton.
United got off to a good start with Rasmus Hojlund’s deut, but their former omegrown ero faltered. Danny Welec put Brigton up, aided by some terrible United defending. Hojlund thought he had levelled, but the goal was ruled out, and then there was more bad communication early in the second half. Pascal Gross doubled Brigton’s advantage before substitute Joao Pedro rued salt into United’s wounds, thanks to Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof.
Hannial Mejri’s first goal for the club gave United hope, but there was no spectacular comeback, as they suffered their first home defeat in almost a year, as well as their first Premier League defeat at Old Trafford since Brigton beat them 2-1 on the opening day of the season.