Erik ten Hag’s first game in charge of Manchester United turned into a nightmare as Brighton secured a shock 2-1 win at Old Trafford.
A first-half brace from Pascal Gross gave Brighton a 2-0 half-time lead as United were booed off at half-time.
Ten Hag introduced Cristiano Ronaldo from the bench shortly after the break, and though United pulled one back through an Alexis Mac Allister own goal, they could not battle back to earn a point.
Hope was high at Old Trafford after a bright pre-season, but United have come back to Earth with a bump following this loss.
Further new signings are clearly required if Ten Hag is going to be able to guide the club back towards the top of the table.