Simon Mail used to be on the Amex. Right here’s his document. Thank you for studying this MBM. Nighty evening!
Bruno Fernandes provides: “What we did today, what I did today was not enough to be in a Manchester United shirt, and I accept that.”
Ralf Rangnick, after his penultimate fit in control of United, talks to Sky. “From the first minute until the last, this was just not enough, in all important areas we were second best. We can only apologise to our supporters. It was a terrible performance and a humiliating defeat. We just gave them too much time and space, we were never in a position to stop them playing through our lines. We told the players to be compact, to put pressure on them, but we could not stop them. I don’t think they ignored the game plan, we just could not stop them. We had big problems with their wing backs, they were high and wide. In hindsight, maybe it was too much of a risk to change to 4-4-2 [after the break] but we had to try to change the energy. We were just second best in all relevant areas. Had we continued to play as we did in the first half, it also would have been just a question of time before conceding the second goal. That’s why I went to more of a risk. But at 4-0 after 60 minutes, it was a disaster for us. As a team we didn’t defend at all. Brighton are good on the ball and if you allow them that much space and time, it was easy for them. In games like today and at Everton, there was a lack of energy and aggression. In the first three or four months we were on the right pathway, but in the last four weeks we have been really poor.”
Graham Potter speaks to Sky. “We’ve had a bit of pain here this season, in terms of not winning in front of our supporters, so we owed them one. It’s a special evening for us. A fantastic performance and an amazing result. In an ideal world, you want to get your points at home in front of your supporters, and it was nice to give them a game, a performance, and a memory. We’re delighted. The boys did everything they could. You have some moments in football that aren’t great, but today’s a good one! It’s 47 points, an improvement, and we’re really happy.”
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‘… and Smith Must Score’ dept. “I’ve been waiting for that score since the Cup Final replay of 1983,” writes Ceri Rees, these days in Zanzibar however wishing he’d been there. “Revenge!!!”
Marc Cucurella used to be additionally all smiles, and why no longer? He explains how onerous it’s been to transport to a brand new nation and be told a brand new language, however the onerous paintings has paid off, and this kind of outcome serves as a thank-you provide for his circle of relatives. It’s some other beautiful second on just about a super day for Brighton.
Lewis Dunk speaks to Sky: “It was a special day. They are a top side, and we had to be at our best today. We’ve let our home fans down a lot this year, and to come to the end of the season and reward them with that, it was a nice moment. It’s a great win. We go away and have a nice evening.”
The Amex erupts in birthday party. That’s a victory for the ages, and some other observation made through Graham Potter’s rising group. Brighton’s gamers applaud their lovers and absorb the affection; United’s have the great grace to appear extraordinarily embarrassed as they trudge down the tunnel. As magnificent as Brighton had been – and Cucurella, Caicedo, Gross, March and Mac Allister specifically deserve such a lot of plaudits – United had been a shambles, their efficiency an entire fiasco. Brighton consolidate their place within the best half of; United now can’t end any upper than 6th.
Brighton’s humiliation of Manchester United is entire. It’s their first win on the Amex in 2022!
90 min +2: Ronaldo has a whack from the brink of the Brighton field. Blocked. The ball breaks to Dalot at the correct. He has a pass from a tighter perspective. Sanchez, who has been very good, claims.
90 min +1: On Sky, co-commentator Alan Smith names Moises Caicedo as guy of the fit.
90 min: Gross takes. Webster wins a header. De Gea claims. There can be 3 added mins.
89 min: Gross’s loose kick rebounds again to him, whereupon he and Cucurella take turns to exhibit some fancy footwork out at the flank. Cucurella in the end sends a go out of play for a target kick. Brighton come once more in brief order, Gross sending a low swerver against the ground correct, forcing De Gea to tip across the put up.
88 min: Cucurella’s fancy flick down the left foxes McTominay, who then bundles over Caicedo in a mix of frustration and embarrassment. Unfastened kick, simply to the facet of the United field. Gross takes … however can’t transparent the primary guy.
86 min: … so having stated that, McTominay ships ownership 30 yards from his personal target. Welbeck snaffles the ball, takes a few strides ahead, and unleashes an outswinger against the highest left. It’s crushed De Gea all finally ends up, however it additionally beats the left-hand put up through inches. A 5th, through their former participant, would have put the tin lid on it for United.
85 min: Bissouma needlessly clanks Fred to the ground close to the right-hand touchline. Fernandes curls the loose kick in for Maguire, who makes an attempt to package house, however the flag is going up for offside. To be truthful, United had been a lot stepped forward since going 4 in the back of however … neatly, I gained’t insult your intelligence through stating the issue inherent in that.
83 min: Trossard makes method for Maupay.
81 min: Cucurella is authorized to dribble down the center, unchallenged, for a just right whilst. United are lucky that simplest Welbeck has stored up with him, and the assault in the end breaks down. United’s loss of monitoring again speaks volumes.
79 min: A loose kick for United out at the left as Fred is clipped through Veltman. It’s in a deadly place simply to the facet of the Brighton field, however Fernandes flaps a deficient one immediately down Sanchez’s throat.
78 min: The teamsheets are in at Anfield, through the way in which. Barry Glendenning has the entire main points.
76 min: As though United haven’t been bothered sufficient, right here comes the livewire Tariq Lamptey. He replaces March.
75 min: Telles crosses from the left. Sanchez claims. The Amex bounces. What an environment!
74 min: Fernandes has a strike from distance. Sanchez claims with none fuss. “Surely the sadness was that it had taken so long to bake the cake in question,” writes
John Little. “This united team looks like something a bunch of students cooked up after closing time on an end-of-term Friday.”
72 min: Dalot whistles a low go in from the proper. Bissouma stops it attending to Ronaldo through conceding a nook. Fernandes takes it lengthy. Maguire wins a header and sends the ball against the ground left. Sanchez stands out a robust hand. The ball bounces again to Maguire, who sends a low shot around the face of target. Cavani turns it in through the right-hand put up, however he’s obviously offside. He drop-kicks the ball away in frustration.
71 min: Ronaldo slices an bold effort broad. Then talk of the crimson satan … right here comes Maguire. He replaces Mata.
70 min: It’s been a just right day for Harry Maguire, if no person else related to United. “This United team is well beyond tactical analysis for me,” starts Matthew Richman. “The level of professional effort from this team is deplorable, and it’s a small wonder why. I wouldn’t be too motivated to play my heart out for a club molded more around marketing prestige than on-pitch success, backed by disliked and largely absent owners. I’ve been a Manchester United fan my whole life, and I will always be so despite all reason, but there is so little that is likeable about this club these days.”
68 min: Fernandes takes a pop from distance. His shot is deflected broad left. Nook. The set piece is labored lengthy to Fernandes, who sends a screamer thru a thicket of gamers however immediately at Sanchez, who parries. Brighton had been sensational nowadays, and Sanchez has greater than completed his bit.
67 min: One nook ends up in some other. Earlier than it may be taken, Mac Allister makes method for Webster. The second one nook is cleared with a bit of luck through De Gea.
65 min: It must be 5. Gross and Mac Allister pour thru an enormous hole within the United defence. Mac Allister is ready to faucet house close to the left-hand put up, when Dalot arrives and takes the ball off his toe. It pings off the bottom of the put up and out for a nook. United glance punch inebriated.
63 min: “You’re not fit to wear the shirt.” Now not positive who’s making a song that, whether or not it’s the United lovers berating this rabble, or Brighton supporters taking the mick. It might be both or each, couldn’t it. United attempt to reply, Mata crossing from the left, Cavani flashing a header goalwards. Sanchez parries transparent. Not anything’s going United’s method.
62 min: There’s a protracted VAR test, however the ball hit Trossard within the midriff. Welbeck wasn’t offside, both. The referee issues to the centre circle, and will anyone consider what’s occurring right here?!
Brighton’s lovers give it the olés … then, if that’s no longer embarrassing sufficient for United, Gross slips a move down the inside-right channel for Welbeck, who enters the field and appears to lob De Gea. Dalot acrobatically scoops off the road, however simplest slams the ball into Trossard’s chest. Trossard trundles house, and United are falling to bits like cake overlooked within the rain. Oh no nooo!
58 min: Ronaldo reacts to the target through shrugging his shoulders and smiling wryly. What can a person do?
That is an astonishing target! Sanchez sprays a diagonal move against Cucurella at the left touchline. Cucurella traps and rolls infield for Trossard, who strolls into United’s field and lays off for Gross, who takes a marginally to spherical Varane at the left, then steers a shot throughout De Gea and into the ground correct. A peach of a transfer!
56 min: Mata latches onto a deficient clearing header from Veltman. At the fringe of the D, he swivels and volleys the losing ball immediately down Sanchez’s throat. A tight effort out of no longer very a lot, through a ways United’s best possible this night time.
55 min: Mata’s speculative ball ahead is headed out through Dunk for a nook. The set piece is a nervy shambles which Dalot tries to rescue with a shot from distance. Miles over the bar. The digicam catches De Gea up the opposite finish; he wears the glance of a person who can’t consider what’s occurring in entrance of him.
53 min: Mata crosses from the left. Cucurella eyebrows the ball clear of risk. Brighton counter. Welbeck probes down the left. He’s pressured to test again, however then Gross releases March down the proper with a lovely backheel. March’s low go is hacked transparent through Lindelof.
51 min: In reality, a three-goal lead wouldn’t flatter Brighton, they usually just about get it as Trossard twists and turns his method down the left, attaining the nook of the six-yard field. He can’t discover a team-mate together with his dinked go and United transparent their strains. The guests are in all places on the again.
A primary Brighton target for Cucurella … and what a target! A throw at the correct. Mac Allister chests down and fires low during the six-yard field. Trossard retrieves the ball at the left and cuts again for Cucurella, who roofs a emerging thrash into the highest left! Brighton deserve this scoreline.
47 min: Dalot is going into the ebook for a reckless, annoyed slide on Mac Allister.
Brighton get the second one half of underway. United had been in the back of at half-time on 9 earlier events this season: they’ve long past directly to lose seven and draw two. Hoping to dollar this development, they’ve introduced on Cavani and Fred instead of Matic and Elanga. “Mata, Matic. and Bruno means Man U are pretty slow footed in midfield,” starts Gene Salorio. “Not exactly a good fit for the counters that Rangnick mentions in your lead-in to the MBM. Solskjær was limited but I remain mystified as to how Rangnick is an improvement.”
A gorgeous second at half of time. As Iain Pearson discussed on 17 mins, Brighton stored their league standing 25 years in the past at Hereford’s expense. The membership used to be on its uppers again then, with such a lot on their thoughts that they didn’t get spherical to naming a participant of the 12 months. That’s been fastened now with a fan vote, and Stuart Storer has been named as 1996-97 participant of the 12 months. All smiles, he used to be passed a silver platter as praise. Glorious scenes.
Part-time leisure. A large, probably season-defining recreation at Anfield follows this fit. Barry Glendenning can be on MBM responsibility, however within the intervening time, right here’s Barney Ronay’s preview.
This scoreline flatters United. Brighton are passing round them at will. In the event that they don’t get their act in combination, they’ll lose their 5th away recreation in a row, any such collection they’ve no longer suffered for the reason that days of Dave Sexton.
45 min: Ronaldo is booked for a deficient sliding take on on Dunk. It wasn’t malicious, merely mistimed to a comical stage, Ronaldo clipping his opponent’s ankle in slow-motion instalments. Motion preferably accompanied through slide whistle and cymbal.
44 min: Mac Allister, March, Bissouma and Gross draw some beautiful triangles down the inside-right channel and just about open United up. Mac Allister is stuck offside.
43 min: Sanchez larrups lengthy. Varane miscontrols, with De Gea on walkabout. Welbeck nips in between the pair and tries to lob the stranded keeper. He will get an excessive amount of on it, the ball floating over the bar. Giant probability to double Brighton’s lead.
42 min: United make a meal of clearing the loose kick, and Brighton desire a penalty for an alleged McTominay handball. Neither referee nor VAR displays any passion.
41 min: A annoyed Matic needlessly barges March within the again, and it is a loose kick simply to the proper of the United penalty house. Everybody rather a lot the field. Gross to take.
40 min: Gross shovels a move down the proper to liberate March into acres of house. Thankfully for United, March’s cutback isn’t any just right.
39 min: Ronaldo hoofs an terrible loose kick miles over the bar. The house lovers jeer/ cheer sarcastically.
38 min: Fernandes dribbles down the centre and is clumsily clipped through Caicedo. A loose kick, 25 yards out, in a central place. Ronaldo’s eyes remove darkness from.