Manchester United lost 3-1 to Brighton at home, marking their THIRD loss in five Premier League games.
After losing to Arsenal by a score of 3-1 just before the break, the Red Devils were aiming to avenge that defeat.
But on Saturday, the Man Utd supporters suffered much more heartbreak as goals from former striker Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross, and Joao Pedro gave the visitors a convincing win at Old Trafford.
Rasmus Hojlund, a 20-year-old Danish player who cost the club £72 million, made his debut for the team but was denied an equalizer when a VAR review showed that the ball had left the field of play before Marcus Rashford cut it back for the Dane.
Additionally, Man United’s defense was often breached by Roberto De Zerbi’s forwards.
Here are the Red Devils’ athletes’ performances.
ANDRE ONANA- 5
He’s good at passing, but can he stop shots well enough? It’s difficult to hold him responsible for the first two goals, but he will be miffed by Pedro’s third.
Fati made a fantastic last-second stop, but the damage was already done.
DIOGO DALOT -5
requested to switch to right-back due to Wan Bissaka’s illness and found it challenging playing against Mitoma.
His wing had too much room when the second and third goals were scored.
liable for the Seagulls’ opening goal because of a shaky challenge on Lallana that let Welbeck score.
When he headed a corner over at the other end, he squandered a good opportunity that could have made the game more intriguing.
LISANDERO MARTNEZ – 5
started to recover from the injury but was rendered useless by Gross’s feint for the Seagulls’ second goal.
Despite being a poor defensive performance, it did at least help set up Hannibal’s goal.
SERGIO REGUILON- 6
Full debut for Spurs loanee and early opportunity for Rashford were both achieved.
The Spaniard displayed good forward movement and made a few helpful crosses, but his defense was questionable as the first goal was delivered down his flank.
Just before Brighton’s goal, a pointless blazed ball out of play, but United found themselves chasing ghosts.
replaced shortly after the hour by Hannibal, and the addition of the youngster energized United.
Scott McTominay -5
He had the opportunity to bring his Scotland form to the club level last month but instead chose to stay.
started off strongly, but his influence waned as the Seagulls took the lead.
BRUNO FERNANDES – 6
asked to go out to the right of a diamond to fill the gap left by Antony and Sancho, but the new captain was unable to have the same impact on the game that he typically does.
ended up playing defense after a sloppy performance.
CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN – 5
The Dane performed a lovely pirouette in the opening minutes, but it’s unclear if he still has the necessary legs.
A couple of out-of-the-ordinary stray passes as the seagulls assume control.
MARCUS RASHFORD- 6
came the closest of anyone to scoring for United, but he ought to have assisted on a few goals.
It was unfortunate to see a deflected shot in the first half hit the angle, but his team lost because of the miss.
7 RASMUS HOJLUND
He missed a nice early opportunity and was unfortunate to have a goal disallowed late in the first half because the ball was out, but his complete debut was promising.
When he was replaced just after the hour, the crowd made their feelings known.
(FOR CASEMIRO, 64 MINS) HANNIBAL – 7)
United had hope thanks to a brilliant long-range goal.
ANTHONY MARTIAL (5 MINUTES FOR HOJLUND)
accomplished little to persuade those who weren’t in favor of him joining.
85 minutes for ALEJANDRO GARNACHO (FOR REGUILON) – 5
When he entered the game, United was already over.
85 seconds, AARON WAN BISSAKA (FOR MARTINEZ) – 5
Unable to start because of illness, which cost United.
85-MINUTE FACUNDO PELLISTRI (FOR McTOMINAY) – 5
too late to have any impact, thrown on.