After Man United’s ugly weekend win over Norwich City, today was another tricky test against a resilient Brighton side who are themselves unbeaten since the restart two weeks ago.
Graham Potter’s side has defeated Arsenal and held both Wolves and Leicester since they returned to action earlier in the month, but the Red Devils were up to the task.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka forced a pass through the lines to Greenwood, who had a little half yard of space, took on his man, and used step-overs to open up the shot that beamed low into the bottom corner.
Marcus Rashford played Luke Shaw in on the left, who got to the byline but couldn’t pick out Anthony Martial with his pull-back.
The ball runs to Paul Pogba outside the penalty area, who touched it inside to Fernandes, whose first-time shot hit Mac Allister and spun past Ryan and inside the post!
Harry Maguire headed the ball out from his area to Nemanja Matic, who chested it down and volleyed a pass to Greenwood, who was bursting down the left.
Greenwood then sprints to the edge of the area, with Rashford and Martial making runs in the middle to occupy the defense, but the young forward lifts the ball beyond them to the unmarked Fernandes, who volleys in.
STAT: 18-year-old Mason Greenwood has scored 13 goals in all competitions for Man United, one goal more than Marcus Rashford scored for the club before his 19th birthday. BHA 0-1 Man United#BHAMUN
STAT: Since his debut for Manchester United in February, Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in more goals in all competitions than any other Premier League player (9 – 5 goals, 4 assists).BHA 0-2 Man United#BHAMUN
Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial.
This United moves them to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea, although Frank Lampard’s men do have a game in hand.
On Saturday, July 4, Brighton travels to Norwich City, while Manchester United will be at Old Trafford against Bournemouth.
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