Review & Ratings: Andreas Pereira and Marcus Rashford score in 3-1 Brighton victory; Scott McTominay did well, Brandon Williams impressive

Manchester United beat Brighton And Hove Albion 3-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. Andreas Pereira opened the scoring with Scott McTominay getting his third goal of the season. Lewis Dunk got his team back into the game before Marcus Rashford restored the two-goal lead.

United started well against Brighton at the Theatre of Dreams and were lively in the opening stages. Dale Stephens got himself book in the fifth minute of the match, aiming to tackle Andreas Pereira and slipping. The Belgian-born Brazilian opened the scoring in the 17th minute, albeit by deflection, putting United 1-0 up in this fixture.

Brighton got another booking in the 19th minute for taking Daniel James out, who was much faster than him. United got a second goal which Harry Maguire was involved in and it seemed that Scott McTominay bundled the ball into the net. However, VAR ruled that Davy Propper has scored an own goal. It was later overruled and awarded to McTominay.

Brighton got back into the game in the 64th minute with Lewis Dunk scoring from the header to put some late pressure onto United. However, they responded pretty quickly after Pascal Gross gave the ball away in midfield, Anthony Martial striding forward, spotting Marcus Rashford who put it in off the crossbar from 12-yards.

Rashford almost had another goal moments later, missing the target completely though. United were peppering Brighton in the final quarter of the match with chances being created by goals not being scored. United never gave up but neither did Brighton. Brandon Williams is a player who did well in the game and looks like a lively attacking left-back.

That is it for United until the 24 November though when they travel to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United in the Premier League, another must-win match for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. The month will end with United travelling out to Kazakhstan to face FC Astana in the UEFA Europa League with a view to winning the group.

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Goals: Andreas Pereira 17′, Scott McTominay 19′, Marcus Rashford 66′; Lewis Dunk 64′

Assists: Anthony Martial 17′, 66′; Pascal Gross 64′

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams (Rojo 90+1′); McTominay, Fred; James, Pereira (Lingard 70′), Rashford (Greenwood 90+1′); Martial

Substitutes Not Used: Romero; Jones; Mata, Garner

Bookings: Marcus Rashford 45′, Brandon Williams 58′; Dale Stephens 5′, Lewis Dunk 19′, Martin Montoya 30′, Dan Burn 45+2′, Davy Propper 74′

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