Erik ten Hag’s team caused great disappointment when they lost 1-3 to Brighton at home at Old Trafford. Danny Welbeck scored the opening goal for the away team in the 20th minute. In the second half, Pascal Gross and Joao Pedro scored respectively, helping Brighton widen the gap. Hannibal Mejbri’s goal afterward was not enough to help the Red Devils get a point.
The loss at Old Trafford caused Man United to fall to 13th place in the rankings, with 3 defeats in 5 matches so far this season. This is also the Red Devils’ worst performance in the Premier League era.
Looking back, Man United lost 3 times to Brighton in 2 seasons and received their second consecutive loss to The Seagulls at Old Trafford. Ten Hag will have to think hard when it is suggested that Brighton’s starting XI costs just £17m – while the Red Devils’ two summer recruits alone, Rasmus Hojlund and Andre Onana, could cost up to £120. million pounds.
Faced with this issue, the Dutch strategist replied: “I think all teams are spending a lot of money. I think Brighton also spends money like every club does. But when Man United comes, prices will increase and that’s true.”
Minh Tuan | 16:31 September 17, 2023