Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford broke Brighton hearts as they cancelled out Danny Welbeck’s strike to safe a 2-1 win for Manchester United.
Nonetheless, the guests could really feel as if they might have had a penalty with the sport stage after Harry Maguire introduced down Welbeck and managed to outlive a VAR test.
The Seagulls appeared like a aspect who had gained two video games on the bounce and began the sport at Previous Trafford confidently with Premier League relegation seemingly now not a fear.
It was the guests who in reality took the lead by former Crimson Satan Danny Welbeck because the England worldwide drifted between Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof to attain, regardless of Dean Henderson’s greatest efforts.
The United academy graduate stored David De Gea on the bench for the sport after changing the Spaniard earlier than the worldwide break and will do nothing to cease Welbeck powering dwelling.
It was Rashford as soon as once more who proved to be United’s saviour, scoring his 86th aim for the membership with a well-taken end after good work from Bruno Fernandes. The aim strikes him away from David Beckham in United scoring charts, with simply seven gamers forward of him now.
But as the house aspect pushed for a winner, they left area on the again and Brighton felt as if they’d capitalised on that when Maguire appeared to deliver down Welbeck within the field with solely Henderson to beat.
The inevitable VAR test concluded the world’s most centre-half had not dedicated a foul, regardless of protestations from the Brighton gamers.
And it proved to be essential as Greenwood headed dwelling the winner after a wayward volley fell into the trail of the 19-year-old to nod previous each Robert Sanchez and Ben White.
Brighton stay six factors away from Fulham and have a sport in hand, whereas United strengthened their grip on second place and can now look in the direction of their Europa League conflict with Granada as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to lastly win a trophy.