Manchester United played haplessly away against Brighton, as they suffered a stunning 3-2 defeat. The Red Devils were blown away in the first half itself, and never quite managed to threaten after half-time in order to stage a comeback.
Glen Murray gave Brighton the lead, and moments later, Shane Duffy slotted home the second. Romelu Lukaku got a goal back, before Pascal Gross scored a penalty. Paul Pogba pulled one back late on by scoring an injury-time penalty.
Here are the players ratings for United:
David de Gea – 5
Couldn’t have done much for all three goals United conceded. Was a spectator in the 2nd half.
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Ashley Young – 5
Looked out of form and short of match practice. Didn’t offer much defensively.
Victor Lindelof – 3
Had a disappointing first half. Was responsible for United’s opening goal and never closed down Murray.
Eric Bailly – 3
Was out of sorts, and was responsible for giving away the penalty which was unnecessary.
Luke Shaw – 6
The left-back continued from where he left off. Made an assist for Lukaku and gave it his all.
Andreas Pereira – 4
Not the influence he would have hoped to have. Was a passenger throughout and didn’t offer a cushion.
Fred – 2
Arguably the worst player on the pitch. Was culpable for the 3rd goal and lost possession consistently.
Pogba – 4
Inconsistency greeted the Frenchman once again, and he was ineffectual throughout. Scored a penalty in injury-time.
Romelu Lukaku – 5
Was alert to score a goal and give United hope. Didn’t do much post that.
Juan Mata – 2
The Spaniard didn’t impact the game from any angle. Looked clueless at times.
Anthony Martial – 3
A quiet and frustrated performance by the Frenchman as the match progressed.
Jesse Lingard – 4
Replaced Mata at half-time and was lively, but did not create much.
Marcus Rashford – 4
Looked promising, but did not influence the game much.
Marouane Fellaini – 4
Did not get much service to change the game’s complexion, and impact wise, he offered nothing.