Bruno Fernandes celebrates his goal against Brighton, (c) Manchester United Twitter.

3 talking points as Manchester United scrape past Brighton

Manchester United laboured past Brighton and Hove Albion in a thrilling Premier League fixture at the Amex Stadium.

Manchester United beat Brighton in a dramatic Premier League fixture no short of controversy by a 3-2 margin at the Amex Stadium. The Red Devils finally got their first three points of the season after a lacklustre start to the campaign that saw them lose to Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford last weekend.

Neal Maupay’s penalty opened the scoring for the hosts, but an own goal by Lewis Dunk a few minutes later cancelled it out. A lovely individual goal from Marcus Rashford put Manchester United on their way to three points until Sally March equalized in stoppage time. A handball from Maupay at the death saw United win a penalty, which Bruno Fernandes converted with aplomb.

Here is a look at three key talking points from a very entertaining tussle:

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Manchester United were on the verge of getting just one point before ultimately picking up three, however, they were incredibly lucky. Brighton had more than twice as many shots as the Red Devils and struck the post five times. Graham Potter’s men were all over their visitors and could have easily scored four or five had fortune favoured them.

After a poor display at the Old Trafford against Palace, it was expected that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men would have improved, but frankly speaking, they were arguably worse than that previous defeat. With two mediocre outings against two clubs which they should have comfort in beating, the going looks a bit rusty for the team from the north of England.