Manchester United played their first match under the new manager Erik ten Hag on Sunday (August 7). However, the match did not go as planned as they suffered a 1-2 defeat to Brighton at Old Trafford.
Pascal Gross teamed up with former Reds striker Danny Welbeck to put the Seagulls ahead after 30 minutes. The Germany international took just nine minutes to score his second goal of the afternoon and double the lead for the visitors.
Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister’s own goal in the second minute gave Ten Hag’s side a glimmer of hope. However, it is not as Graham Potter and Co. maintain their one-table lead.
Ten Hag’s tenure as Manchester United manager has therefore gotten off to a disappointing start. It is worth noting that Sunday’s result saw Brighton win at Old Trafford for the first time in history.
This is a challenging time for the Red Devils, who also failed to break into the top four last season. Fans have been frustrated with the club’s situation for some time and it only looks to be getting worse.
A shocking video of Manchester United fans fighting in the stands during the team’s loss to Brighton has now surfaced on social media. The two supporters can mainly be seen brawling in the clip.
The video was posted on Twitter by someone with the username SOFI, who wrote:
“Never did we think we would see this day when United fans fight. Controversies still happen among United fans. But this has hit a new low.”
A third person appeared to calm the situation by separating two supporters fighting in the video. Many can be seen joining in as they attempt to put an end to the change.
Manchester United face Brentford in their next game
The Red Devils will be hoping to bounce back from the defeat to Brighton in their next game. They are expected to face Brentford away on Saturday (August 13).
Like Ten Hag’s side, Brentford failed to win their season opener on Sunday. However, The Bees earned a point as they drew 2-2 against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Goals from Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall gave the Foxes a two-goal lead. However, Thomas Frank’s side brought the game back to the balance with goals from Ivan Toney and Josh Dasilva.