Manchester United back to winning ways with convincing 3-1 victory over Brighton at Old Trafford

10 Nov

Manchester United got back on track in the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Brighton on Sunday.

The Red Devils found themselves in the bottom half of the table following last week’s defeat to Bournemouth.

Goals from Andreas Pereira and Marcus Rashford, with a first half own goal by Davy Propper, sealed the three points and saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side up to seventh.

Marcus Rashford scored the third for Manchester United
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Manchester United duo Scott McTominay and Victor Lindelof overcame knocks as Brandon Williams made his full Premier League debut against Brighton.

Teenager Williams replaced suspended Ashley Young at left-back as Solskjaer made five alterations to the win against Partizan Belgrade, with David De Gea, Lindelof, Daniel James and Andreas Pereira the others brought in.

Andreas Pereira opened the scoring for Manchester United
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Brighton named Shane Duffy and Leandro Trossard in place of Adam Webster and Pascal Gross at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer’s went ahead in the 16th minute when Pereira’s effort deflected in and doubled their lead three minutes later when McTominay bundled the ball home.

Replays then showed that Davy Propper had got the final touch to make it an own goal.

Lewis Dunk gave Brighton hope, halving the deficit in the 64th minute, but Marcus Rashford went up the other end and made it 3-1.

United continued to attack in search of more goals and chances did come their way with Rashford missing an open goal from close range.

They could not add to their tally but were comfortable 3-1 winners to move them up the table while slipped down to 11th.

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