First-half goals from Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford ensured Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed a seventh successive win. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s became the first boss in the club’s history to win his first six league games following the 2-1 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.
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Paul Pogba converted a 27th-minute penalty he won himself for his fifth goal in his last three games at Old Trafford before Marcus Rashford marked his 150th appearance with the second prior to the interval.
Pascal Gross pulled one back for Brighton, but United claimed the three points to move into fifth, above Arsenal, ahead of the Gunners’ home game with fourth-placed Chelsea later on Saturday.
Extraordinary play from Rashford doubled the lead in the 42nd minute after taking in a Dalot pass, gets the better of his marker with some excellent skill before he curls a sublime finish into the far corner from an acute angle.
Brighton pulled one back through Pascal Gross who cooly made a good first touch before prodding a finish in off the underside of the crossbar.
Man Utd XI: A. Young, N. Matić, David de Gea, A.Herrera, P. Jones, V. Lindelöf, P. Pogba, A.Martial, J. Lingard, Diogo Dalot, M. Rashford
Subs: A.Sánchez, Sergio Romero, Darmian, J.Mata, R. Lukaku, A.Pereira, Bailly
Brighton XI: Bong, D. Button, Murray, Stephens, Groß, Pröpper, Duffy, Dunk, M.Montoya, Jürgen Locadia, S. March
Subs: Bruno, J. Steele, L. Balogun, B. Kayal, Knockaert, Andone, Viktor Gyokeres