Brighton and Hove Albion vs Manchester United: Match Analysis

Manchester United succumbed to another embarrassing 4-0 defeat against the Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex. It was certainly a delightful day for the seagulls’ fans. As they got to witness the biggest victory of their season at their very home ground. This was in fact their first home game this calendar year.

Man Utd fans had no place to hide after this torment against a mid-table club. Brighton and Watford (who are already relegated this season) are the only non-Top 6 clubs who have defeated us by this big margin of 3+ goal difference.

Brighton drew the first blood in the opening quarter of the game after a long-range hit by Moises Caicedo, his very first goal in Premier League. De Gea hadn’t had much to do as there was a slight deflection through Lindelof’s legs. United who were pushing for the equaliser was simply pathetic in the first half. Lots of missed passes, poor through balls and abysmal team coordination.

There was no serious threat from United at all. It was one-way traffic as Brighton was a way better team and United would be lucky not to concede 2 or 3 goals in the 1st 45′. The only through ball which was effective was when Ronaldo passed it on to Elanga who was in a good position in the counterattack. But the 20 years Sweden Internation has spilt it completely.

A 2nd half horror show for Manchester United.

Things went from bad to worse for United. They were a goal down and were hoping for a comeback. But Brighton’s Cucurella had some other plans for his club. He blasted off the goal post netting with a bang in the opening 4 minutes of the 2nd half. That was some goal to open his account in Premier League.

Pascal Gross made that 3-0 with a lovely majestic finish to beat De Gea. All credit goes to Robert Sanchez. He started to build up with a fantastic ball distribution to Cuccurella on the left flank. No wonder why he got a call for the national team over De Gea. The former is actually a good sweeper keeper.

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Leanardo Trossard made it 4-0 within three minutes from the third goal. With that goal, this was Brighton’s biggest win this season and that came against Manchester United. Cavani was very close to the consolation goal but Sanchez made a good reflex save to keep his clean sheet intact. Coincidentally that was the best effort by the Reds in the entire game.

With a solitary game to go, nothing much left to decide. It’s all up to West Ham now as they still have 3 games in hand. United’s UEL fortunes now depend on David Moyes’s team.

Author: Subham Nandi

Blogger. Sports Writer . An ardent fan of Manchester United . #GGMU

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