Manchester United fans have turned on the team after a 3-1 defeat to Brighton. Well, those who remained did it anyway.
Boos rained down at Old Trafford after a superb victory for the Seagulls in which they took on the home side off the park.
The victory was so complete that quite a few had already left with the score 3-0, only to miss a wonderful consolation from Hannibal Mejbri.
Consolation is difficult, however, with the story of a total capitulation at home to prolong a worrying start to the campaign.
Just like against Arsenal last time out, fans were celebrating what could have been with a Rasmus Hojlund equalizer, but like Alejandro Garnacho’s apparent winner against the Gunners, VAR got involved.
Instead of feeling aggrieved and responding, it was Brighton who took the lead, Pascal Gross complementing Danny Welbeck’s opener with a move of his shoulder killing the defense before slotting in.
“They’re going to have to let Lisandro Martinez back in the stadium after this,” said talkSPORT’s Perry Groves, with the Argentine centre-back all over the store.
Then there was no one to embarrass as Tariq Lamptey gave Manchester the freedom to run into plenty of space and pick out Joao Pedro to finish the game off.
“The defenders came running back,” Groves said. “Brighton are so good they will just play around you.”
If Martinez had already been sent packing, so was the rest of the team and the fans began to join them.
Cameras picked up the home support heading towards the turnstiles, having seen enough already, despite it being their first Premier League home defeat in 21 games.
The last time was against Brighton 13 months ago, and despite the turnover in the squad, little seems to have really changed, with distractions off the pitch adding to unease on and off the pitch. shelter.
The last time this happened, Erik ten Hag set the record straight, worked his magic, and third place and a cup victory followed.
This time, things seem much more serious.
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