Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with his side’s performance after they comfortably beat Brighton 3-1 at Old Trafford today.
Perhaps buoyed by their impressive display against Partizan Belgrade in midweek, Manchester United started the game full of intent and would deservedly take the lead after 17 minutes through a deflected Andreas Pereira strike.
Solskjaer’s men would go in at half-time two up after Brighton midfielder Davy Propper diverted a Harry Maguire knockdown into his own net.
The Seagulls did look to be right back in the game with 25 minutes left to play when Lewis Dunk powered home a header from a Pascal Gross corner. However, United would regain their two-goal cushion almost immediately, in-form attacker Marcus Rashford smashing home a cut back from strike partner Anthony Martial.
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Rashford then had the chance to kill the game off completely but fluffed his lines with the goal gaping, a miss than many are describing as the worst of the season.
However, United saw out the win with relative ease and now move up to seventh in the Premier League table and speaking after the game, Solskjaer was obviously happy with his sides showing and urged them to continue improving.
“We should have scored many more goals,” Solskjaer told BBC’s MOTD.
“It was an excellent performance from the lads, when you see them going forward it is a joy to watch.
“Anthony Martial did not get a goal but he was outstanding. Brandon Williams was excellent too, he has had some good games already and he seems he wants to be out there and enjoy himself.
“The table does not really matter at the moment: we need to keep improving and keep winning games and see where it takes us.”
The result moves Manchester United up to seventh, nine points behind fourth-placed Man City.