(EFE) – The goals of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood signed Manchester United’s comeback against Brighton (2-1) and secured it in second place in the Premier, before facing Granada in the first leg of the Europa League.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s team managed to straighten out a clash that was complicated in the first minutes to take advantage of the stumble of the rest of the contenders for United’s position in the table. The ‘reds’ made the day profitable against Leicester, Chelsea and Tottenham, who did not win on this thirty-first day.
Brighton used their first opportunity to take advantage. A pass from the right by Pascal Gross was finished off by Danny Welbeck twice. The first was rejected by goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who again left David de Gea on the bench. The attacker picked up the rebound and, also headed, took the ball into the net.
It cost Manchester to straighten the situation. Graham Potter’s team resisted an hour with the advantage, but the appearance of Bruno Fernandes was decisive. The Portuguese assisted Marcus Rashford, who beat Spanish Robert Sánchez for the first time. He pulled tight to a stick.
In the middle of the local avalanche, the second goal arrived. Seven minutes from the end, a shot from Paul Pogba took advantage of it, with a header, Mason Greenwood.
United kept their income until the end to achieve a new victory. With one game less, they have the leader, City, at fourteen points. But now he takes four to third, Leicester, nine to Chelsea, fourth, and eleven to Tottenham.
Solksjaer started Dean Henderson; Aaron Wan Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Paul Pogba, Fred; Mason Greenwood, Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; and Edinson Cavani. Rashford was then substituted in the 72nd minute by Daniel James, ten minutes later Donny Van de Beek of the Netherlands took Cavani’s place and then Scott McTominay entered the pitch for Pogba.