Manchester United’s abysmal season took a turn for the worse on Saturday evening as they were thrashed 4-0 by Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.
The Red Devils lacked composure throughout and failed to assert any authority on the game, which they paid for dearly with a crushing defeat as Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard all struck either side of both halves to earn the Seagulls a resounding victory.
The rain of goals began in the first half through Ecuadorian Moises Caicedo, who netted his first-ever Premier League goal. The opening half saw the home side hold on to their slender lead.
As a fan, one would hope that the Red Devils would attempt to recover but the reverse was the case as three goals in the space of eleven minutes changed the complex of the game.
Marc Cucurella doubled the Seagulls’ lead after being assisted by Leandro Trossard, Pascal Gross rolled in a third after being teed up by the impressive Trossard.
It would have been unfair if Leandro Trossard did not get anything for his efforts on the day, but he also found joy as he buried home a fourth goal for Brighton to cap off a comprehensive and memorable win for the hosts.
As for the Red Devils, the loss made it the club’s worst run since 1981 when they suffered five Premier League away defeats in a row. Also, Manchester United have conceded more goals this campaign than in any season in Premier League history.
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FULL-TIME AT THE AMEX STADIUM: Brighton and Hove Albion 4-0 Manchester United
60′ MIN: Leandro Trossard makes it four to extend Brighton’s advantage after poking in Welbeck’s cross. Shambolic display from the Red Devils!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brighton and Hove Albion 4-0 Manchester United (L. Trossard)
57′ MIN: This is turning into pure humiliation for United! Leandro Trossard tees up Pascal Gross inside the box and he rolls the ball into the bottom right corner and past David de Gea.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0 Manchester United (P. Gross)
49′ MIN: Marc Cucurella receives a pass inside the box from Leandro Trossard and he beats the Man United goalkeeper with a brilliant shot into the top left corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 Manchester United (L. Trossard)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE AMEX STADIUM: Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 Manchester United
HALF-TIME AT THE AMEX STADIUM: Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 Manchester United
15′ MIN: Moises Caicedo quickly gets to a rebound. He is not worried how far out he is and slams the ball towards the goal. To the amazement of all, it goes all the way into the bottom left corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 Manchester United (M. Caicedo)
KICK-OFF AT THE AMEX STADIUM: Brighton and Hove Albion 0-0 Manchester United
The Red Devils squad which will play the Seagulls at the Amex Stadium.
Coach Graham Potter’s XI set to take on the Red Devils this evening.