The 1-0 loss at Brighton tonight gave a blow to Manchester United’s chances of finishing in the top four this season.
Both teams should have scored in the opening minutes after a recent 120-minute scoring drought at Wembley, but Kaoru Mitoma for Brighton and Antony for Man United both missed significant chances.
Despite United having the better chances, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both forced Jason Steele into good saves during the first half despite Brighton having the majority of possession.
While Roberto De Zerbi’s team had the upper hand for the majority of the second half, they struggled to generate many clear-cut chances and it appeared that the game would end in a scoreless draw despite their impressive all-around play.
A penalty for a handball by Luke Shaw in the 95th minute would, however, give Brighton a superb opportunity to win the match. Alexis MacAllister, the World Cup winner, duly stepped up to the plate and unleashed an unstoppable strike into the top corner to secure a decisive victory for the south coast team.
United are still in fourth place and have a good chance to finish in the top four, but Liverpool, who are in fifth place and are five points behind United, will be encouraged by this loss. Erik Ten Hag, the manager of United, lamented his teams’ failure to capitalize on the opportunities they created in the first half of play in the postgame interview.
“We need to take advantage of the chances we created in the first half more effectively. We conceded a goal in the end, and that is something that cannot happen,” Ten Hag told Sky Sports.
It was a little unlucky that the corner’s origin never resulted in a free kick, but after that, you can no longer rebound, which is what we must do on Sunday.
“Our odds were good. One must be present for great opportunities. ”.
“Maintaining focus is important. Keep your attention on the task at hand, and we’ll move on. Don’t lose if you can’t win because you didn’t take all your chances.
“It’s handball; perhaps he lost his balance or received a push to the back.
“The free kick before the corner, which was never a free kick, is what really has me in a rage. This evening, there were a ton of poor tackles.
“It’s not about the officials; we need to convert our chances, play with more precision, and avoid making the errors we did, like in the final seconds.
We must recover because we control everything. We must apply the lessons we learned from tonight and move forward. ”
After losing to Brighton, Erik ten Hag is getting closer to joining Manchester United in “advanced talks”
In the Premier League match on Thursday night at the Amex Stadium, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag saw his team lose 1-0 to Brighton.
Ten Hag laments Manchester United’s defeat at Brighton.
According to reports, Manchester United and Jeremie Frimpong are in ‘fairly advanced’ negotiations for the Bayer Leverkusen star to become their first acquisition of the summer transfer window.
On Thursday night, Brighton defeated the Red Devils 1-0. The need for Erik ten Hag to bolster his team has been driven home by that defeat.
Ten Hag was let down by Man Utd’s failures, and Brighton’s defeat hurt their chances of finishing in the top four.
As Wan-Bissaka meets match, Ten Hag criticizes Man Utd duo in Brighton loss.
After Luke Shaw handled the ball inside the box, Alexis Mac Allister converted a late penalty to give Brighton the victory over Manchester United, who struggled throughout the match.
SportBILD reports that talks over a deal for Frimpong are “fairly advanced,” which is good news for the Red Devils despite the defeat.
In January, rumors of the Bayer Leverkusen star moving to Old Trafford surfaced, but Ten Hag’s team decided to abandon their pursuit after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s improvement.
They now seem to be close to signing Frimpong, who has eight goals and six assists through 30 Bundesliga games this year.
After becoming a target for Real Madrid, the report claims Frimpong is “drawn to England instead of Spain.”.
Finally prepared to make Cristiano Ronaldo’s ideal acquisition, Manchester United.
However, a transfer to United appears to be getting closer.
In the loss to Brighton on Thursday night, Wan-Bissaka and Dalot both performed admirably at left-back.
With Shaw’s handball at the very end of the game, United were unable to hold on for a draw, and they were unable to leave Brighton with a point.
Despite having played one fewer game than Liverpool in fourth place, they are still on track to earn a spot in the Champions League for the following season.
They were unable to overtake Newcastle and move into third place, though, due to the loss.