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Manchester United daily digest: Manchester United's crawl to the end of the season continues
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The manner of last night’s defeat was disappointing. I thought we had done enough to clinch a point from the Amex Stadium, but a moment of madness from Luke Shaw cost us in stoppage time as Alexis Mac Allister scored the game’s only goal from a spot-kick.
My immediate reaction was ‘FFS, another defeat against Brighton’ but you have to look at the bigger picture. Our record away from home is a real worry.
Manchester United away record against top nine teams this season: P8 W0 D1 L7.
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Last night was another tired display. A few threatening moments in the first half, but we lost our way after the break yet again.
I’m putting a lot of this down to fatigue and the fact our squad needs more quality. United have played 32 games since the turn of the year, which means a game every 3.8 days for over four months. There was also an international break in the middle of that and many of our squad represented their countries.
Let’s hope Sunday goes to plan against West Ham and it’s not another freak result. Although I don’t think I can call a Brighton defeat a ‘freak result’ anymore. They’ve done us in three consecutive league matches.
Today’s top stories
Three talking points from Manchester United’s defeat at Brighton - Some observations from the game as I admit patience is wearing thin with Anthony Martial.
Ten Hag questions referee decisions after Brighton defeat - The manager had every right to be pissed off at full-time.
Luke Shaw takes blame for loss but highlights lingering issue - Shaw had his moment of madness, which cost us in the end, but he was our best player on the pitch last night. By some distance too.
Roberto De Zerbi claims Brighton deserved win after ‘unfairly’ losing FA Cup semi-final - Cheeky bugger. Still, we can’t complain about last night’s result.
United edge closer to signing Bayer Leverkusen full-back despite Real Madrid interest - Real Madrid started sniffing around a right-back wanted by Ten Hag since last year, although the player’s preference is to move to England over Spain.
Alejandro Garnacho explains which Man United player is like a father figure to him - No surprises here.