Manchester United’s woeful begin to the Premier League season continued as they have been put to the sword by adventurous Brighton, shedding 1-3 at Outdated Trafford.
After shedding away to Tottenham and Arsenal, that is the primary time United have misplaced three of their opening 5 video games within the Premier League period.
It sums up how United’s early season optimism has given solution to a nightmare begin that not even probably the most pessimistic fan would have seen coming.
The house loss to Brighton stays probably the most surprising addition to the record.
Man Utd have misplaced three of their opening 5 video games of a Premier League season for the primary time within the competitors’s historical past. 💀 pic.twitter.com/JUy9DPCzqH
— Squawka (@Squawka) September 16, 2023
For all their attacking endeavour and ruthlessness, Brighton have been underdogs coming into this sport as a result of United’s sterling residence kind.
They’d gone greater than a yr and not using a residence loss so this was the right fixture for Erik ten Hag’s males to get again to profitable methods after late heartbreak towards Arsenal.
As an alternative, what adopted was a limp and lifeless show as Roberto de Zerbi’s males fully performed them off the park in a press release win.
There’s a fear now for Ten Hag and an enormous one at that.
There’s indiscipline within the gamers, the takeover saga stays like a cloud over the membership, the brand new signings aren’t firing as hoped and final yr’s crew is regressing.
The fixture record doesn’t soften up both.
United play Bayern of their yard subsequent in what is certain to be dreaded by followers after the sport towards Brighton.
The troubles within the Premier League gained’t ease up both as they subsequent face Vincent Kompany’s progressive Burnley facet in an away fixture in a season the place they’ve appeared defeated away from Outdated Trafford.
That is arguably the hardest time Ten Hag has confronted in his United tenure and quick enhancements are wanted, a minimum of in efficiency if not the outcome. In any other case, extra such ugly data might be damaged within the coming weeks.