United's cover letter was unbeatable, hustled with the ball. Pereira cited Martial to put together a lethal counterattack, resolved with fortune by the Brazilian. His shot was not going anywhere, if at the hands of the goalkeeper, but bounced in Stephens and the meeting was poisoned for a Brighton who failed to appear. It was an afternoon of bathing and massage but United chose to liven up the game, perhaps without being too orthodox but above all decisive.
United counted on it with Ryan's help. The Brighton goalkeeper failed to catch a free ball, as affordable as it was for McTominay to find the gap between his legs. Propper, at the door, was the one who finally introduced the leather to the net. The VAR entered to review the 2-0 for possible hands of Maguire, undetectable for the collegiate and technology. More authoritarian than other times, United finally gave the feeling that it begins to grow, to be stable.
United is far from unbreakable but reacts with another tone to adversities. Dunk recessed with the testa 2-1, insufficient to cool Old Trafford because the response of Solskjaer's men was immediate. A reaction typical of a mature team, especially due to the forcefulness of Rashford in his definition, exquisite after licking the crossbar. The second half of United was a constant, erratic correcalles the English striker, who forgave the win at Brighton.
He improved the patient at the expense of two inferior rivals such as Partizan and Brighton in clashes that were previously stranded. He is not yet to confirm his recovery but at least he is approaching Europe, now just one point away from the amazing Sheffield. Further away is the Champions League, a goal to which Solskjaer should aspire with young people as a pillar of his project with De Gea, Maguire, Pogba and Rashford. The names that must reinforce United again.
Manchester United, 3
From Gea; Wan-Bissaka, LindelOf, Maguire, Williams (Marcos Rojo, 90 ’); McTominay, Fred; James, Pereira (Lingard, 70 ’), Rashford (Greenwood, 90’), Martial
Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ryan; Montoya (March, 45 ’), Dunk, Duffy, Burn; Propper, Stephens, Alzate, Trossard (Gross, 59 ’); Maupay, Connolly (Murray, 45 ’)
Coach: Gary Potter
Goals: 1-0, Pereira (16 ’), 2-0, Propper (pp. 19’), 2-1, Dunk (64 ’), 3-1 (65’)
Referee: Jonathan Moss. He admonished Stephens (5 ’), Dunk (18’), Montoya (30 ’), Rashford (44’), Burn (45 ’), Williams (57’), Propper (73 ’)