Manchester United continued their recovery from a shock loss to Bournemouth last weekend to beat Brighton by 3-1 at the Old Trafford on Sunday.
Andreas Pereira scored the opener assisted by Anthony Martial to give the Red Devils the lead in the first in the 17th minutes before an own goal from Brighton’s Davy Propper doubled the lead for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men just a few minutes later, although it was subjected to a VAR check for a suspected handball.
Lewis Dunk got a consolation for the visitors on the 64th minute after putting a header past David De Gea. However, Marcus Rashford scored his fifth goal in five games to extend United’s lead just two minutes later with a strike off the crossbar from an Anthony Martial assist.
From there on it was all United in terms of possession as the team a statement after last week’s embarrassing defeat at the Vitality stadium to Bournemouth 1-0.
There was a debut for Brighton defender Brandon Williams with the 19-year old starting the game while there was an injury worry for Manchester United as Scott McTominay lept off the game injured late in the game.
It was another excellent result for United who at the midweek beat Partizan Belgrade in the UEFA Europa League by 3-0, it now means the team has won 4 of its last five games, a statistic that suggests that The Red Devils may have well overcome their early season troubles.
Manchester United will now return from the international break against Sheffield United away from home on the 24th of November when the league resumes.
For Brighton, the loss is their first in three games after previously beaten Everton and Norwich and will now regroup after the international break to host high flying Leicester City who beat Arsenal 2-0 on Saturday. The game will be played at the Amex Stadium on the 23rd of November.