Gross Scores Twice To Cosigns Ten Hag’s First ManUnited Defeat. The season opener loss against Brighton in the Premier League marked Manchester United’s first setback under Erik ten Hag. Despite Alexis Mac Allister’s own goal in the second half, two goals from Pascal Gross broke the deadlock, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s entry from the bench could not turn the tide in United’s favour.

Brighton earned their first-ever victory at Old Trafford after putting up a magnificent display against Manchester United.  The visitors took a two-goal lead in the first half thanks to two well-executed moves finished off by Pascal Gross.

Gross Scores Twice To Cosigns Ten Hag's First ManUnited Defeat
Gross Scores Twice To Cosigns Ten Hag’s First ManUnited Defeat

Marcus Rashford wasted two excellent chances as United increased their involvement in the game after a lacklustre first half.

The home side reduced the gap with 20 minutes remaining thanks to an own goal from Alexis Mac Allister, but Brighton held on for a deserved victory.

There was hope surrounding United prior to kickoff since a new manager had been hired.

As part of his efforts to imprint his mentality on the team, Ten Hag even forcibly removed several members of the “langoustine brigade” from their hospitality suites so that his players could eat before the game.

However, a lot of the old problems persisted. Before the game, there were demonstrations against the club’s owners, therefore the club shop had to be closed.

Brighton exploited the situation by being agile and well-drilled. Within 15 seconds of the game’s start, Leandro Trossard volleyed into the side-netting, and United didn’t begin to exert themselves until it was far too late.

By Clive Banda

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