Manchester United 2-0 Brighton PLAYER RATINGS: Sancho shines, while Bissouma’s mistake proves costly – What We Know!

David de Gea (centre) was brilliant in goal for Manchester United during their win vs Brighton

Manchester United climbed as much as fourth within the Premier League desk after a 2-0 win over 10-man Brighton on Tuesday night time.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes’ second-half targets noticed the Purple Devils scrape previous a Seagulls facet who carried out admirably, even when Lewis Dunk was despatched off too.

Sportsmail’s IAN LADYMAN and LUKE AUGUSTUS present scores from the Previous Trafford encounter.


David de Gea – 7.5

Manchester United’s participant of the season got here to the rescue as soon as extra with a superb save to disclaim Jakub Moder within the first half. If solely these in entrance of him performed at his stage this season. 

David de Gea (centre) was sensible in purpose for Manchester United throughout their win vs Brighton

Diogo Dalot – 6

Wasn’t his greatest sport however made 16 ball recoveries towards Brighton – six greater than some other participant on both facet on Tuesday. 

Victor Lindelof – 6

A late starter in place for the in poor health Raphael Varane and shall be happy to have contributed to a clear sheet. 

Harry Maguire – 5.5

The much-maligned centre again shall be happy to have stored a clear sheet. Nevertheless, Brighton’s dominance within the first half particularly shouldn’t have resulted in that. 

Luke Shaw – 6

Grew into the sport within the second half as soon as Brighton have been all the way down to 10 males. Nevertheless, struggled when the pacy Tariq Lamptey was introduced on for Brighton and was duly booked for a foul on the precise again. 

Luke Shaw (left) grew into the game at left back for United as the second half wore on

Luke Shaw (left) grew into the sport at left again for United because the second half wore on

Scott McTominay – 6

Industrious as ever for United, however was a part of their issues within the first half with such a giant hole between midfield and defence. 

Fred 5.5

One other sport to neglect by the Brazil worldwide, albeit he has simply recovered from Covid. Nevertheless, he was responsible of dropping possession far too typically in midfield as Brighton carved United open at will. 

Anthony Elanga – 6

His direct operating noticed Dunk despatched off and helped flip the sport in United’s favour. 

Bruno Fernandes – 7

Turned extra impactful as soon as Brighton have been diminished to 10 males. Took his purpose fantastically although, displaying terrific stamina after which composure. It made up for his obtrusive miss earlier within the second half.

Jadon Sancho – 8

After a sluggish begin at Previous Trafford, the £73million signing is starting to seek out his toes. Ought to have put United forward early within the first half however was a terrific attacking outlet down the left wing, beating a number of defenders. 

Jadon Sancho (right) impressed down United's left flank as he continues to find his feet there

Jadon Sancho (proper) impressed down United’s left flank as he continues to seek out his toes there

Cristiano Ronaldo – 7

Confirmed his class with sensible particular person purpose however shall be dissatisfied he didn’t add to his tally with two headers. Ought to’ve had an help too when he laid it on a plate for Fernandes.


Paul Pogba – 6 (on for Fred, 72 minutes)

Confirmed some pretty touches in midfield, together with one lovely pirouette, and it was his quickly-taken free-kick that set Fernandes on his approach to rating United’s second. 

Alex Telles – 6 (on for Elanga, 79 minutes)

Got here on to assist fight the specter of Lamptey as a defensive left-sided midfielder. 

Marcus Rashford – 6 (on for Sancho, 79 minutes)

Misplaced the ball a number of occasions on this transient cameo, to the groans of the Previous Trafford devoted. 


Ralf Rangnick – 6

Might be happy with the second-half show however he have to be involved by their opening 45-minute displaying. 

Ralf Rangnick will be pleased to see his United end their poor run of results with this victory

Ralf Rangnick shall be happy to see his United finish their poor run of outcomes with this victory

BRIGHTON (4-3-3)

Robert Sanchez – 6

Made high quality saves to disclaim Sancho and Fernandes. Might do nothing about Ronaldo’s opener however shall be dissatisfied to have bitten on Fernandes’ dummy to make it 2-0. 

Joel Veltman – 6.5

Produced a superb cross which practically arrange Moder to attain within the first half and was strong in defence largely all through. 

Adam Webster – 6.5

His mistake was the catalyst for Sancho’s first-half probability however he duly recovered and largely nulified the specter of Ronaldo. 

Lewis Dunk – 5.5

Despatched off after a last-man problem on Elanga that value his staff dearly. With 11 males they might have overturned their 1-0 deficit on the time. 

Lewis Dunk (centre right) was sent off in the second half to swing the game in United's favour

Lewis Dunk (centre proper) was despatched off within the second half to swing the sport in United’s favour

Marc Cucurella – 6.5

Combative left again who had the measure of most United assaults down his flank.  

Pascal Gross – 6.5

Stored issues tidy all through his outing at Previous Trafford.

Yves Bissouma – 5.5

Might’ve scored within the first half, then his mistake led to United’s opener as he did not cope with their press. Eighty-one seconds later, Dunk was despatched off too with the guests nonetheless unnerved. 

Yves Bissouma's (left) error was the catalyst for United to take the lead on 51 minutes

Yves Bissouma’s (left) error was the catalyst for United to take the lead on 51 minutes

Jakub Moder – 7

Unfortunate to not rating a brace. De Gea’s brilliance denied him a incredible header, earlier than the crossbar stopped his 30-yard effort from being a purpose of the season contender. 

Alexis Mac Allister – 6.5

Industrious and wasn’t afraid to trace again and assist his staff out. Booked late on. 

Leandro Trossard – 6.5

Was a part of a Brighton assault that had United’s defence on ropes all by the primary half. 

Neal Maupay – 6

Didn’t have any possibilities to capitalise on the uncertainty of United’s backline. 

Neal Maupay (left) occupied Manchester United's defenders but failed to threaten their goal

Neal Maupay (left) occupied Manchester United’s defenders however did not threaten their purpose


Steven Alzate – 6 (on for Gross, 60 minutes)

Was unable to affect the sport in the way in which he would love too resulting from Brighton being a person down. 

Tariq Lamptey – 6 (on for Trossard, 60 minutes)

His tempo prompted United’s defence issues. Put in a superb cross however Danny Welbeck might solely head over. 

Danny Welbeck – 6 (on for Maupay, 69 minutes)

Ought to have scored from Lamptey’s cross towards his former membership, supplied extra of a risk than Maupay although. 


Graham Potter – 6

Might be pissed off to not come away from Previous Trafford with a win – a measure of Brighton’s show. Can take solace although into the remainder of the season.

Graham Potter (left) will leave Old Trafford disappointed to have come away empty handed

Graham Potter (left) will depart Previous Trafford dissatisfied to have come away empty handed


Peter Bankes – 6

Made the precise name to overturn his preliminary resolution to award Dunk a yellow card and ship him off. 

Referee Peter Bankes was right to overturn Lewis Dunk's yellow card after referring to VAR

Referee Peter Bankes was proper to overturn Lewis Dunk’s yellow card after referring to VAR