Man United 1-2 Brighton LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest updates today

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Man United 1-2 Brighton LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest updates today

Manchester United vs Brighton - LIVE!

Yet another new era begins for United this afternoon as Erik ten Hag’s make his competitive bow as manager. It’s been a busy, and frustrating, first few months in the role for the Dutchman, who has had to contend with Cristiano Ronaldo demanding to leave and not showing up, and top transfer target Frenkie de Jong seemingly doing anything but join.

Pre-season has been a positive one, though, with a number of good performances - both as a group and on an individual level - with Ten Hag’s methods clearly already having an impact. The perfect start today would be a comfortable win, though Brighton made easy work of United earlier this year and will be sensing another opportunity.

However, since then, Graham Potter has lost influential midfielder Yves Bissouma and defender Marc Cucurella, so the new iteration of Brighton has a few questions to answer. Follow the game LIVE with Standard Sport below!

Man United vs Brighton highlights

  • GOAL! United pull one back!

  • GOAL! Gross again!

  • GOAL! Gross opens the scoring!

Manchester United FC 1 - 2 Brighton & Hove Albion FC

15:56 , Alex Young

Well, if he wasn’t fully aware already, he is now. Erik ten Hag has a job on his hands.

Brighton were fantastic.

 (Manchester United via Getty Imag)
(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

15:55 , Alex Young

97min: That’s it. More boos.

15:53 , Alex Young

95min: Welbeck is replaced. What a shift.

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91min: Five minutes added on.

15:48 , Alex Young

90min: Sancho, Shaw and Fernandes make way for Malacia, Garnacho and Elanga are coming on.

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87min: What a block! Martinez looks certain to slot the ball home but Dunk flies in to deny the debutant.

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86min: Ten Hag is rolling the dice.

Malacia, Garnacho and Elanga are coming on.

15:43 , Alex Young

84min: If any team looks like scoring, it’s Brighton. Lamptey has made an impact, and Welbeck has been a star up top.

15:39 , Alex Young

80min: Ten Hag has 10 minutes to prevent a losing start to life as United manager.

15:36 , Alex Young

78min: Now Van de Beek is on. McTominay makes way.

15:34 , Alex Young

75min: Double change for Brighton as Lallana and Trossard are off. Lamptey and Mwepu on.

15:31 , Alex Young

72min: Old Trafford is pumping now and United are responding.

Dalot tries his luck which Sanchez fumbles before Brighton hack it clear.


15:27 , Alex Young

69min: They've pulled one back! Looks like an own goal off Mac Allister but Sanchez and Dalot also involved.

15:26 , Alex Young

67min: Close! Eriksen has a pop from the distance which Sanchez parries and Ronaldo can’t tuck home.

15:24 , Alex Young

64min: Another chance for Rashford, but far harder as he’s on the stretch trying to volley home Eriksen’s deep cross.


15:19 , Alex Young

60min: Rashford looks certain to score after being played in by Ronaldo, but Sanchez makes himself big to deny him.

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55min: Somehow Martinez doesn't give away a penalty. Looked stonewall, that.

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54min: Ronaldo replaces Fred. McTominay, on a booking, stays on.

Eriksen moves deeper.

15:10 , Alex Young

52min: Ronaldo is coming on.

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50min: Better from United as they work it across the penalty area, first setting up Rashford and then Fernandes but Brighton clear both times.

15:07 , Alex Young

48min: Brighton aren’t sitting back! They are buzzing around United and come close to a third as Welbeck flashes a header wide.

15:04 , Alex Young

46min: Ronaldo is straight down the touchline to warm up.

Second half

15:03 , Alex Young

No changes at the break and we're back underway.

15:02 , Alex Young

Talk about coming crashing back down to earth. Let’s see if United can improve in the second half.


14:49 , Alex Young

46min: That’s your lot and United are booed off at half-time in Ten Hag's first game.

It's been dismal. When is Ronaldo coming on?

14:46 , Alex Young

43min: Sancho tries to work something out on the left, but it’s quickly snuffed out to groans. Nothing coming off.

14:43 , Alex Young

41min: This is a Brighton team who have lost their two best players and they are running rings around United.

It's humiliating.


14:41 , Alex Young

39min: It’s TWO for Brighton and TWO for Gross!

This is remarkable. United’s defence is static as Gross again finishes at the back post after De Gea saves.

14:39 , Alex Young

37min: This is pretty desperate from United, who are showing nothing in attack and look out of idea 37 minutes into the new season.

Up the other end, Welbeck flashes a shot wide.

14:38 , Alex Young

33min: Brighton fans are now telling Erik ten Hag that he’s getting “sacked in the morning.”


14:31 , Alex Young

29min: Brighton lead Gross unmarked at the back post to tuck home Welbeck's pass.

Ronaldo throws his hands up in frustration.

14:29 , Alex Young

27min: Caicedo is up, thankfully, but how McTominay got away with just a yellow card for that tackle is beyond me.

14:27 , Alex Young

26min: Uh oh. This doesn’t look good. Caicedo goes down screaming in agony after blocking a McTominay shot.

No replays yet so you do wonder.

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24min: A first shot on goal from Eriksen after a brilliant break, but he stumbles while getting his balance inside the area and the effort it weak and straight at the keeper.

14:20 , Alex Young

19min: A lovely cross-field pass from McTominay to Fernandes looks to set up a crack at goal, but the Portuguese opts for a deep hanging cross towards the back post which bounces out of play.

14:17 , Alex Young

17min: Brighton are either growing confidence or United’s is weakening. Either way, it’s about par here as De Gea boots a clearance into touch.

14:16 , Alex Young

13min: Avram Grant is here, which is rare. The fans tell him they want his family to sell up.

Welcome back!

14:10 , Alex Young

9min: Another let off for United after Trossard’s chance, as Fred gives away the ball inside the area but Caicedo cannot capitalise.

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7min: It should be 1-0!

Fernandes blazes over from 15 yards after fine work from McTominay.

Ten Hag grimaces.

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5min: First half-sight of goal for Rashford after cutting inside from the left, but his shot is blocked.

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3min: A slow start here, apart from Trossard, as both teams try to scope each other out.

Eriksen is the false nine. Fernandes the no10.

14:01 , Alex Young

1min: Trossard shoots into the side netting after 10 seconds.


14:01 , Alex Young

We’re underway!

13:58 , Alex Young

Ten Hag is last out after the teams. He gets a good reception and then a high five from Fred the Red.

13:54 , Alex Young

Kick off in five mins. The teams are in the tunnel.

Ten Hag to Sky Sports

13:47 , Alex Young

Ten Hag also adds that it could be Christian Eriksen as the false nine.

“It could be Bruno. Eriksen has played there before,” he tells Sky Sports.

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(Manchester United via Getty Images)

Ten Hag to Sky Sports

13:44 , Alex Young

"He is working really hard to get to the right fitness levels. That will take time, it is normal. He started pre-season last week."

"I cannot say [when he can start], it depends on how quickly he is progressing. He will do everything to get to the fitness levels as soon as possible."


Roy wants Ronaldo to stay

13:26 , Alex Young

Roy Keane is fit and firing after pre-season.

He tells Sky Sports: "You can't let Ronaldo go out the door and think Martial is going to be the answer, Martial isn't the answer. He's had a decent pre-season? Big deal.

"From a football point of view, you have to keep hold of Ronaldo if you don't have the back-up behind him."

 (Sky Sports)
(Sky Sports)

Debuts and Ronnie dropped

13:12 , Alex Young

Cristiano Ronaldo is on the bench for Erik ten Hag's first game in charge of Manchester United.

Ronaldo, whose future remains up in the air after he asked to leave the club earlier in the summer, had only played 45 minutes during pre-season and was pictured leaving Old Trafford before last weekend's friendly with Rayo Vallecano had finished.

He was named among the substitutes for the Dutchman's bow, where Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez made their debuts.

New Brighton loan signing Levi Colwill was named on the bench following Friday's move from Chelsea, while former United striker Danny Welbeck started.

Brighton XI

13:03 , Alex Young

Levi Colwill is also on the bench.

Man United XI

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Ronaldo is on the bench.


12:52 , Alex Young

Meanwhile, fans are protesting against the Glazers (it is a Manchester United home game after all).

They have entered the club shop and the Munich Tunnel.

Ronaldo rested?

12:50 , Alex Young

Early unconfirmed reports that Cristiano Ronaldo does NOT start for Manchester United this afternoon.

A false nine from Ten Hag?

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

What the bookies are saying

12:27 , Alex Young

Looks like it’ll be a good afternoon for Erik & Co.

  • Manchester United to win 4/6

  • Brighton to win 4/1

  • Draw 3/1

(via Betfair)

Score prediction

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Pre-season is never a good yard stick but United have looked like a more cohesive unit in Ten Hag’s early weeks in charge.

He will hope Ronaldo’s sideshow hasn’t been too much of a distraction, and his possible involvement will not upset the apple cart.

United have enough about them to see off Brighton, but Graham Potter aways has something to say against the biggest teams.

United to win 2-1.

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(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

How will United look?

11:55 , Alex Young

Here’s our predicted Manchester United XI.

Ten Hag has confirmed new signings Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen are fit enough for a starting spot even though they only recently touched down at Old Trafford.

XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Malacia; Martinez, Eriksen; Fred; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford

Debut for Colwill

11:38 , Alex Young

Levi Colwill could make his Brighton debut today.

The England Under-21 defender arrived on a season-long loan from Chelsea on Friday as Marc Cucurella completed a move in the opposite direction.

Julio Enciso, the only permanent new addition to Graham Potter's first team this summer, could also be involved.

Elsewhere, Alexis Mac Allister is in a race to be fit for Brighton after last week injuring his groin. Jakub Moder is out for the foreseeable.

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(Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Wantaway Ronaldo

11:23 , Alex Young

Cristiano Ronaldo could be involved today.

The 37-year-old has only played 45 minutes of the Red Devils' pre-season campaign and manager Erik ten Hag said "we will see Sunday" when asked if he could feature.

Anthony Martial is absent with a hamstring issue and Luke Shaw trained this week after missing last week's friendly against Atletico Madrid through illness. Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen could make their debuts.

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(Manchester United via Getty Images)

Where to watch

11:15 , Alex Young

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.


11:13 , Alex Young

A second new era at Manchester United inside a year? Let’s hope this one is better than Ralf Rangnick’s dismal efforts.

It’s Brighton first up, with kick-off at Old Trafford at 2pm. Stick with us.

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