The Red Devils seemed gradual from the phrase go and had been made to pay for their poor play as Moises Caicedo put Brighton 1-0 up inside quarter-hour. The Seagulls performed with freedom and pizzazz and in the second half, they ran riot with objectives from Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard rounding off an embarrassing night for Rangnick’s males.
On the face of it, you could possibly make an argument that considered one of the primary positives for the guests was that the scoreline did not exceed a four-goal deficit. They had been defending rather more resiliently to keep away from additional decline and on the odd likelihood they made one thing occur in the remaining third, it was all the time by way of some good, fast passing in and round the field.
This was as near a disaster-class as an ‘elite’ membership can get. United seemed afraid to be on the market and, in a common sense, did not seem to care about any kind of intensive attacking strikes. They had been bullied, predictable with their choice making, anxious at each flip and simply did not have any form of course except for enjoying it again to considered one of their solely succesful first-teamers.
Manager ranking out of 10
Ralf Rangnick, 4 — the Man United interim supervisor is so usually seen as a genius inside the world soccer panorama however this simply reiterated how lackluster he is been since taking cost at Old Trafford. His beginning XI was uninspired, the adjustments made it seem to be he was on automated from Monday’s win and there was no ardour in any respect from him on the touchline, which apparently resonated together with his gamers.
Player scores (1-10; 10 = greatest, gamers launched after 70 minutes get no ranking)
GK David De Gea, 4 — He may’ve been extra alert for a number of of the objectives however in the finish, the defenders in entrance of the Spaniard actually let him down.
DF Alex Telles, 4 — A number of good clearances could not masks over a night stuffed with clumsy management and a lack of awareness of any primary defensive instincts.
DF Raphael Varane, 3 — Nearly gifted Brighton a aim, fell over himself numerous instances and was partly at fault for most of the errors his aspect made.
DF Victor Lindelof, 4 — A very off sport for Lindelof who appeared to fall right down to the degree of these round him, notably together with his reactions to Brighton surging ahead.
DF Diogo Dalot, 4 — Showcased a little bit of drive in the final 10 minutes which was wanted, particularly after a sloppy yellow card and a questionable manner.
MF Nemanja Matic, 3 — From torpid passing to not taking his time in possession, it is no marvel Matic has one foot out of the door.
MF Scott McTominay, 3 — The Scot seemed as uncoordinated as a Premier League participant presumably may with a definite lack of high quality in all sides of his sport.
MF Bruno Fernandes, 4 — Only actually began placing his greatest foot ahead when the sport was lifeless and buried which speaks volumes about his present type.
MF Juan Mata, 5 — Between a pleasant effort in the second half and showcasing some good urgency, the solely factor that permit the veteran down was his tempo.
MF Anthony Elanga, 4 — The teenager needed to drop extremely deep simply to get any sniff of the ball and after failing to cope with the physicality of the opposition, he was subbed off.
FW Cristiano Ronaldo, 4 — The Portuguese sensation can shake his head all he needs however finally he was gradual and ineffective in entrance of aim.
DF Harry Maguire, N/R — The captain pressured a pleasant save with a header and truly confirmed some coronary heart at each ends of the pitch.
MF Fred, 3 — In considered one of the worst cameos of the season up to now, Fred could not preserve the ball at his ft and was woeful together with his positional play.
FW Edinson Cavani, 5 — While the veteran did power a number of good saves, his most notable contribution was a disallowed aim that highlighted United’s frustrations.