Brighton 3 Manchester U 2
Brighton and Hove Albion 3 Manchester United 2, Amex Stadium, English Premier League, August 19, 2018. Jose Mourinho wasn’t exactly delighted with what he saw from his players in the away fixture against Brighton. Manchester United found themselves two goals down within the first twenty-seven minutes of the match and ultimately lost the game 3-2.
Brighton brought Manchester United down to earth as The Seagulls managed to edge out Jose Mourinho´s star studded side by 3-2 in front of a 30,000 crowd at Amex Stadium to gain their second consecutive Premier League home win over The Reds. Mourinho replaced Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, and Anthony Martial with Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, and Marouane Fellaini respectively after the interval, but none of the substitutes really made an impact on the team. The result meant that United were now sitting tenth in the Premiership table with three points won from two matches. Jose Mourinho: “We were punished by the mistakes we made. For me that’s the story of the game. We made incredible mistakes in some crucial moments. Mistakes that killed us.” Brighton and Hove Albion Team: Mathew Ryan, Gaetan Bong, Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy, Martin Montoya, Solly March, Pascal Gross, Davy Propper, Dale Stephens, Anthony Knockaert, Glenn Murray. Substitutes: Leon Balogun, Bernardo, Yves Bissouma, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Beram Kayal, Jurgen Locadia, David Button. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku. Substitutes: Chris Smalling, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford, Lee Grant.