Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-0 Brighton

Manchester United end their drawing streak with a 2-0 win against Brighton which was a tale of two halves. The first half United were statues and allowed Brighton all the time on the ball.

This was completely different in the second half as United’s pressure led to the first goal and the Lewis Dunk red card.

Goalkeeper:

David De Gea – 6/10

Unbelievable top corner save which was the highlight of the first half. Wasn’t tested so much in the second half.

Defenders:

Diogo Dalot – 5/10

Was solid all round and linked up well with Elanga.

Harry Maguire – 5/10

Wasn’t troubled by the Brighton offence much.

Victor Lindelof – 5/10

Lost the ball a few times but like Maguire a relatively quiet night especially in the second half.

Luke Shaw – 5/10

Got forward all game but didn’t make much of an impact.

Midfielders:

Fred – 4/10

Was substituted in the 72nd minute which was cheered by United fans as he was woeful in possession.

Bruno Fernandes – 6.5/10

Played very deep in the first half and was wasteful with long passes. Missed an golden chance in the second half but was much better in the second 45 and got his goal with the last kick of the game.

Jadon Sancho – 5/10

Showed flashes of his talent but should have scored within the first 10 minutes.

Anthony Elanga – 6/10

Bright and forward thinking in the attack and was pivotal to Brighton being reduced to 10 men.

Scott McTominay – 5/10

Wasn’t involved much in the game and was a big part of United being passive in the first half.

Forward:

Cristiano Ronaldo – 7/10

Ended his longest goal drought since 2009 and could have had a hat-trick for his quality of player.

Substitutes:

Paul Pogba – 7/10

Was his quick thinking that led to Fernandes’s goal and played well.

Alex Telles – 5/10

Was very attacking and linked up well a few times with Fernandes.

Marcus Rashford – 4/10

Didn’t do much, tried a lot but nothing came off.

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