Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion - Football Match Report

Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion - Football Match Report

Manchester United stretched their ideal run under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to seven wins from as many games in all competitions with a 2-1 home defeat of Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford scored again against Brighton and Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks he is among the division's best strikers.

Often subdued in a deeper role during his rare starts under the Portuguese, Rashford has repaid Solskjaer's faith handsomely and scored a brilliant individual goal in his 150th appearance for United on Saturday.

United face Arsenal, Burnley, Leicester and Fulham before title-challengers Liverpool visit Old Trafford on Feb.24.

And it was a significant goal for Pogba, with the 25-year-old having now equalled the most goals he's scored in a season, which he achieved during his time with Juventus.

Will the Premier League title race go down to the wire? "At the moment, I think he's playing the best football of his career".

"They tried to use set-pieces to play long balls, they put some big guys up front and it was hard for us, but we managed to control [it], in the end, to take three points which is very important for us".

United's win was their seventh in a row in all competitions, as Solskjaer became the first manager in the club's history to win his first six league matches in charge. I thought we gave it away too easily, were nonchalant at times, because we got sloppy.

"We should have maybe played the game out better than we did as the last 15 minutes we were under it", he said.

Solskjaer's arrival had resulted in an upturn in the form of several players, including Paul Pogba, with whom Mourinho had a contentious relationship at times. "They're probably pressing higher, and they've got a really good momentum at the moment". When you come here you know you've got to stay in the game, and we've paid the price for a slow start and poor goals conceded.

"Yes, we will lose a game", he said. "When you are full of confidence you think you are going to win every game".

Related Articles