Premier League: Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion Player Ratings as United Scrapped a 2-0 Victory over 10-man Brighton

Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Manchester United faced Brighton at Old Trafford for the rescheduled Matchday 18 fixture of the Premier League.

The first half saw Brighton dictating the play and keep more possession. They created more chances and if not for de Gea’s save, they would have opened the goal tally. United had a couple of chances which went wasted.

United were a different team in the second half and opened the scoring through Ronaldo’s brilliance. Dunk was sent off in the 54th minute. The game was sealed in stoppage time when Fernandes scored an amazing solo goal.

Let’s take a look at the player ratings for Manchester United vs Brighton game: –

Manchester United vs Brighton Player Ratings

Manchester United

David de Gea (7.5/10): De Gea made an exceptional save in the first half to keep scores at 0-0. He did not have much to do in the second half.

Diogo Dalot (8/10): Dalot was up and down the right flank and joined the forwards in the attack. He was also defensively good.

Victor Lindelof (7.1/10): Lindelof had a good game coming in for Raphael Varane who was ill.

Harry Maguire (7.5/10): The skipper was positioned brilliantly in the back and helped the team keep a clean sheet.

Luke Shaw (7.4/10): Shaw made important clearances and supported Sancho on the left wing in attack.

Fred (6.2/10): Fred was scrappy throughout the game giving the ball cheaply in the midfield. He was replaced by Pogba in the 74th minute.

Scott McTominay (8.4/10): The defensive midfielder had a great game as he covered most of the pitch. He won the most number of duels in the match- 10.

Bruno Fernandes (8.8/10): Fernandes was at his usual best with a wide range of passing and vision. He scored a solo goal in stoppage time to seal the match.

Anthony Elanga (6.5/10): Apart from drawing a red card foul, Elanga was not impactful in the game.

Jadon Sancho (7.4/10): Sancho missed a glorious chance in the first half. But he had a better 2nd half dribbling on the left flank and created chances.

Cristiano Ronaldo (8.5/10): Ronaldo latched onto Bissouma’s error and scored a blistering goal to give United the lead. He looked potent with the ball each time in possession.

Substitutes:

Paul Pogba (7.6/10): Pogba came off the bench and instantly looked imposing, taking control of the midfield.

Marcus Rashford (NA)

Alex Telles (NA)

Brighton & Hove Albion

Robert Sanchez (6.8/10): Sanchez made a point blank save of a Ronaldo header. He made as much as 5 saves, but let in 2 goals.

Joel Veltman (7/10): Veltman handled Sancho’s dribbling and runs very well. He also provided many crosses inside the box.

Adam Webster (5.7/10): Webster’s careless mistake landed the ball at Ronaldo’s feet and he created a chance which was not netted by Sancho.

Lewis Dunk (5/10): Dunk was sloppy at the back and pulled back Elanga to get booked in the second half, which was converted to a red card after VAR intervention.

Marc Cucurella (6.2/10): The left back made important last-minute challenges and defended well.

Pascal Gross (7/10): Gross created a couple of chances which could not be converted by Brighton’s attackers.

Yves Bissouma (7.1/10): Bissouma made tackles and won a few of them. He also hit a couple of shots off target.

Alexis Mac Allister (6.9/10): Mac Allister had a decent game but unfortunately ended up on the losing side.

Jakub Moder (7.2/10): Moder’s header on target was superbly saved by de Gea. His shot in the second half hit the crossbar and thus the second goal was denied.

Neal Maupay (5.9/10): Maupay could manage only one shot which was blocked by Manchester United defenders. He had an ineffective game.

Leandro Trossard (5.8/10): Trossard had a very quiet game. He attempted no shots and looked out of touch.

Substitutes:

Tariq Lamptey (7.1/10): As soon as he came in, Lamptey looked threatening on the right flank making tricky runs.

Steven Alzate (6.2/10): Alzate could not affect the match in any way coming off the bench.

Danny Welbeck (6/10): Welbeck missed a heading chance in the 90th minute, which could change the result of the match completely.

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