Manchester United kick off their Premier League marketing campaign this weekend by welcoming Brighton to Previous Trafford – Erik ten Hag’s aggressive debut because the membership’s supervisor.
The Dutchman has overseen an encouraging set of pre-season video games and regardless of not including to the squad as a lot as he would have preferred to, he’ll be prepared for the primary actual of his Previous Trafford tenure.
United have document towards Brighton at Previous Trafford since they had been promoted in 2017, dropping not one of the 5 conferences on the Theatre of Goals.
They’ve been dramatic, nevertheless, and final season’s match-up was no exception. Ralf Rangnick, who had changed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer two months earlier, was in determined want of three factors when Graham Potter’s aspect came over.
The 2 sides went into the half-time break even, with a shocking fingertip save from David de Gea sparing United’s blushes.
That every one modified after the interval, with Cristiano Ronaldo breezing previous two Brighton gamers to offer United the lead. Moments later, Anthony Elanga’s urgent noticed Seagulls skipper Lewis Dunk obtain his marching orders.
Bruno Fernandes doubled United’s lead with seconds to spare and United supporters will likely be determined for the same final result this weekend.
Scrutiny on the membership is growing with every passing day amid one other failed switch window and Ten Hag can not afford to go winless in his first outing.