Man Utd player ratings as Fernandes converts last-gasp penalty to beat Brighton

Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty, awarded after the full-time whistle to earn Manchester United a dramatic 3-2 win vs Brighton.

The Seagulls started on the front foot and struck the post three times in the opening period, before Bruno Fernandes clumsily brought down Tariq Lamptey to concede a penalty.

Neal Maupay coolly converted, chipping his spot kick over the stranded David de Gea

But that lead lasted less than two minutes with Lewis Dunk inadvertently turning home a Fernandes free kick.

At the start of the second half, the hosts thought they had won another penalty when Paul Pogba appeared to pull down Aaron Connolly.

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However, after checking his pitch-side monitor, referee Chris Kavanagh overturned the decision.

And just minutes later United hit the front, with Marcus Rashford lashing home after a stunning solo run.

Graham Potter's side then spurned chance after chance, including Leandro Trossard hitting the woodwork for the third time himself.

With just seconds remaining, the Seagulls thought they had earned a point through Solly March. However, with time expired, Maupay's handball earned United a penalty after a VAR check following the final whistle.

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David de Gea 7

In total, Brighton hit his woodwork a staggering five times. Had little chance with any of the attempts. Was frustrated with Neal Maupay's cheeky penalty, kicking the ball back at the striker. Made a crucial save in stoppage time, only to concede a second later.

Luke Shaw 8

Fantastic work to win the free-kick that led to the first goal, defensively he kept the flying Tariq Lamptey with a solid showing.

Harry Maguire 6

With the assistance of Lewis Dunk, he prodded United level before the break. Dealt with the physical Maupay for much of the game, but United's back four gave up a whole host of chances. His header came off Maupay to earn his side the penalty.

Victor Lindelof 6

Along with Maguire, he looked shaky defensively, on another day, the hosts would have scored four or five.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 5

Brought back into the side after missing the defeat to Crystal Palace, he struggled up against the lively Solly March, with much of Brighton's attacking play coming down his side. Left March completely free to nod home what looked like a dramatic equaliser.

Nemanja Matic 7

The best of United’s midfielders in the first half, he pressed and harried in his usual fashion, dropped into a back three alongside Maguire and Lindelof at times. Once again showed his importance to Solskjaer.

Paul Pogba 5

A largely anonymous display, Pogba thought he had given away a penalty at the start of the second half, only for VAR to correctly overturn the decision. Sacrificed for the more defensive Fred with 25 minutes to go.

Marcus Rashford 7

Had one ruled out for offside before scoring a stunning solo goal, sitting down three Brighton defenders before firing United into the lead.

Bruno Fernandes 7

Struggled in possession for much of the first-half and it was his clumsy challenge that conceded the penalty for Brighton to open the scoring. Made amends by whipping in the free-kick that Maguire converted to equalise. Kept his cool in the 100th minute to convert from the spot and give United the win.

Mason Greenwood 6

Scored in the opening stages, only to see the assistant’s flag up on the far side. Worked hard, but didn’t have too much impact on proceedings.

Anthony Martial 5

No lack of effort from the Frenchman, but similarly to Greenwood, struggled to make any lasting impact on the game.

SUBS

Fred (for Pogba, 65) 6

Brought on to provide additional cover for the back-four. Rarely featured

Eric Bailly (for Greenwood, 83) N/A

Donny van de Beek (for Martial, 90) N/A

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