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Man Utd ace Bruno Fernandes after win over Brighton: "We have to do much better."

Portugal international Bruno Fernandes scored the winning goal against Brighton and Hove 10 minutes into added time.


Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says his side have to do much better after securing a late win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon.


The Red Devils returned to winning ways against the Seagulls at the Amex Stadium but were lackluster in their all-round display, with the homeside hitting the post five times.


Brighton broke the deadlock through Neal Maupay, who found the net from the penalty spot in the 40th minute but they didn't hold on to the lead for long as United responded within three minutes through Lewis Dunk's own-goal.


Marcus Rashford put one past Mathew Ryan in the 52nd minute but it was ruled out for offside, however, the England international scored again three minutes later after running riot on the Brighton defence.


Solly March then leveled for Graham Potter's side with a close-range header in the dying minute as it looked like both sides would share the spoils, but United were awarded a penalty via a VAR check for Neal Maupay's handball from a corner-kick just after the referee initially blew the final whistle, and Bruno Fernandes coolly finished off the pen to seal United's first win of the 2020-21 Premier League campaign.


While speaking to BT Sport, the Portugal midfielder said: "We left so much space for them to play, we were not as aggressive, we gave away two goals. We have to do much better.


"Brighton did very well but maybe because we are not aggressive as we want. We need to recover more balls, press better, lose less possession. Maybe they deserved more. The point is score goals not hit the bar. Sometimes you have to have some luck."


Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: "We got away with one. Maybe one point we deserved, we didn't deserve more. But the character deserved more.


"Last season we had too many draws, so that is a big plus for us. You have to be happy Jose is not here to measure the goal posts.


"They are a difficult team to play against. We don't have the legs and sharpness but we will get there. We have plenty of work ahead."



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