Man United, who has already reached a breaking point this season, suffered a third Premier League loss at the hands of Brighton.
a loss and jeers. Even though the clocks don’t go back for another month, Manchester United is already in serious trouble. In the next days, newspapers’ back pages will feature the fractured badge.
The booing were in response to Rasmus Hojlund’s departure from the game after the video assistant referee had disallowed him from scoring in the first half. The bland Anthony Martial, who was his replacement, did little to improve the atmosphere.
Since making his last appearance for Atalanta in May, Hojlund has not played for 90 minutes, and he is still recovering from a stress fracture in his back. The context didn’t matter to United matchgoers who were looking at the scoreboard with 64 minutes left and seeing “United 0-2 Brighton.” In seven minutes, the score changed to 3-0.
Erik ten Hag gave Martial the order to hasten his preparation for coming on after he arrived for training at Carrington on Thursday three and a half hours early in an unusual display of excitement. In an emergency, switching to Martial and removing Hojlund did not sit well with the surprised supporters.
The traveling Brighton fans enquired, “Can we play you every week? That sufficiently infuriated Hannibal Mejbri for him to score his first United goal on a rare but deserving occasion. After a large-scale exodus was caused by Joao Pedro’s strike, it inspired those who had remained.
At the conclusion of the game, Ten Hag entered the field without delay and shook hands with the officials. The Stretford End was only partially occupied when he turned and walked toward it. Ten Hag had a particularly bad day in Manchester, his home territory. For the first time ever, United has dropped three of their opening five Premier League contests.
His unbeaten streak at home in the Premier League during his tenure as United manager began following a loss to Brighton and ended with a loss to Brighton. United has currently suffered defeats to all three top-six opponents. As they limped down the gangway, some United supporters graciously praised the Brighton analysts.
Ten Hag quickly entered the field after the game was over and shook hands with the referee. He turned and headed toward the Stretford End, which was barely partially occupied. In his native region of Manchester, Ten Hag had a particularly poor day. United has lost three of its first five Premier League games for the first time ever.
During his time as manager of United, his home unbeaten record in the Premier League started after a defeat to Brighton and ended with a defeat to Brighton. Currently, United has lost to each of its three top-six opponents. Some United supporters warmly thanked the Brighton experts as they stumbled down the gangway.
United is under the hex cast by Brighton. This was their fourth straight league win over them, and arguably the best. Six changes were made by Roberto de Zerbi from the squad that defeated Newcastle two weeks ago. Brighton isn’t only United’s equal; they are the better team and among the greatest in Europe, much alone England.
The habit of Danny Welbeck and Pascal Gross scoring goals versus United persisted. 405 days after his match-winning double at Old Trafford, Bogeyman Gross blasted in his eighth goal against them. Again, Gross was the game’s victor.
Ten Hag would be wise to refrain from promoting yet another hoax over a dividing line. Before passing the ball back to Hojlund, United’s transfer negotiator Matt Hargreaves could be seen looking through his phone for a clear picture of whether Rashford had gone too far. Some United employees were adamant that the replay was inconclusive, and one claimed the VAR’s involvement was “guesswork”.
They shouted, “Your city is blue,” from the away end. In the Old Trafford dugout, Ten Hag has never been more animated. Eventually, the demanding De Zerbi could afford to thank the crowd as Brighton closed in on yet another stunning victory.
We want our ball back,” the Brighton fans demanded during one of the rare phases where United hogged possession. That was in the 95th minute.