Manchester United are taking on Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex this Saturday lunchtime as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side look to bounce back from a disappointing start to the season.
United lost to Crystal Palace 3-1 at Old Trafford and looked well off the pace, so they will be determined to put that right here. But they face a sharp-looking Brighton side who fought well against Chelsea on the opening weekend before dismantling Newcastle 3-0 at St James’ Park.
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The home side press high and catch Pogba dawdling with the ball on the edge of his own box. March drills another dangerous ball across the middle, but there’s no one there to meet it.
Brighton hit the woodwork for a third time! A free kick isn’t cleared properly and Maupay floats the ball back into the box. Webster meets it with a looping header, which appears to catch De Gea out. He backtracks in time to tip it on the crossbar.
A Brighton corner is only half-cleared and when it comes back into the box Connolly goes for goal with a volley. He doesn’t catch it right, pulling it well wide of the far post.
Brighton are playing some really nice football and look to have the makings of a good Premier League team. They’re certainly playing with more fluidity and cohesion than United, who’ve been flat again so far.
Fernandes goes into the book for a late challenge on Maupay.
Trossard hits the woodwork again! Alzate does brilliantly, drifting in from the left and playing a clever reverse pass into the feet of Trossard. The Belgian gets the ball out of his feet and slams a low shot against the outside of the post.
Close! Fernandes cuts in from the left and curls an inviting cross towards the back post. Martial can’t reach it, and it flashes just wide with Ryan motionless.
Another swift Brighton counter-attack causes United a few problems. March is played in down the left and fizzes a cross into the box. It deflects nastily but flies straight into the hands of De Gea.
A rare mistake from Lamptey, who plays a sloppy pass towards the edge of his own box and picks out Greenwood. The United youngster works some space on his left foot but drags a low shot wide of the far post.
March floats the free kick into the middle but Maguire is there to head clear.
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