Premier League: Brighton scores 4th as they destroy Manchester United

28 May 2022 | 08:44 | Football

Manchester United’s dismal season hit new lows as Brighton sentenced them to a 4-0 defeat, ending hopes of a top four finish in the Premier League on Saturday. United endured a series of humiliations during one of their most embarrassing seasons in decades and this lackluster loss was one of the worst. Ralf Rangnick’s side was diverted by the goals of Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard at Amex Stadium. After a 5-0 and 4-0 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool, a 4-1 loss to Watford that saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked in November and an FA Cup defeat at home to champions Middlesbrough, United can’t seem to fall any longer. . But they have been so hopeless and hopeless on the south coast that even United’s travel advocates have backed them.

In sixth place, United have certainly missed out on the Champions League for the fifth time in 30 seasons.

With 58 points and just one game left, United’s fifth consecutive loss means they will end up with the lowest point total in the Premier League era.

It wouldn’t be surprising if Erik ten Hag, the Ajax coach who has agreed to lead United from next season, is having second thoughts about his decision to accept the task of rebuilding a club. the team is performing poorly by the standards set by Liverpool and Manchester. City.

United fans massed at one end of the Amex Stadium set the tone for another toxic evening as they exhorted club owners, the Glazer family to sell out and hold up signs The banner reads ‘We want our club back’.

Not for the first time this season, Man United’s players could not shake the gloom.

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Rangnick’s side were stunned in the 15th minute when Ecuadorian midfielder Caicedo scored his first England goal.

Alex Telles hit a header and Gross’ shot was blocked by 20-year-old Caicedo, who hit a 25-yard rocket into the bottom corner.

United failed to hit the mark in a lousy first-half performance.

Fred and Edinson Cavani came on in place of Anthony Elanga and Nemanja Matic at the break, but United were unable to advance the game.

Just four minutes into the second half, Cucurella cried with joy after Caicedo scored his first goal in an English football shirt.

United paid the price for poor defense when the Spaniard was allowed to run into a cut and hit his shot into the roof of the net.

In a messy situation in the back, United conceded again in the 57th minute.

Cucurella fed Trossard and he had space to tee up Gross inside the box for a cool finish past David De Gea.

United had completely failed in their plot and Brighton was piling up grief at the hour mark.

It was an unfamiliar goal that summed up United’s decline.

Diogo Dalot tried to remove the line from Danny Welbeck, but the ball touched Trossard’s hand and went into the net, VAR awarded the goal after a handball check.

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Angry United fans taunted their players with chants of ‘you are unfit to wear that shirt and ‘we want Ten Hag’, to which Albion supporters responded by shouting up “we want 10” in relation to their goal.

It could almost be as bad, but Alexis Mac Allister hit the post and Welbeck shot diagonally while United surrendered.

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