Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Daniel James reflect on Man Utd win over Brighton.

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

Manchester United moved up to seventh place in the Premier League table after they beat Brighton on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was happy with how his Manchester United side sealed a comfortable victory over Brighton on Sunday to move up to seventh place in the Premier League table.


Andreas Pereira broke the deadlock in the 17th minute at Old Trafford as his left-footed shot from inside the box took a deflection off Dale Stephens before hitting the back of the net.


Two minutes later the Red Devils doubled the lead through Davy Propper’s own-goal.


Lewis Dunk responded for Brighton as his towering header went past David de Gea in the 64th minute.

And, moments later Marcus Rashford wrapped up the win with a strike that hit the crossbar bar to make it 3-1.


United should have scored more but inexplicably fired wide of the goal on occasions.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Solskjaer said: 'We should have scored many more goals.


‘It was an excellent performance from the lads, when you see them going forward it is a joy to watch.


‘Anthony Martial did not get a goal but he was outstanding. Brandon Williams was excellent too, he has had some good games already and he seems he wants to be out there and enjoy himself.


‘The table does not really matter at the moment: we need to keep improving and keep winning games and see where it takes us.’


Manchester United winger Daniel James said of the high pressing tactics Ole Gunnar Solskjaer used in the match: ‘The high press paid off, that’s what we have been about all season, playing with energy right from the start.


‘We were a little bit edgy when they scored and it was good to score again on the break. But we could have scored also seven or eight goals.


On Rashford missing an easy tap-in, James said: ‘Marcus normally scores a lot of those goals, thankfully when he missed we were already 3-1 up.’




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