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Brighton 4-0 Manchester United: Three Things We Learned

Harry Kettle in Editorial, English Premier League 9 May 2022

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The Premier League can often throw up a result that causes quite a stir within the wider scope of English football and over the weekend, something a bit weird happened on the south coast as Brighton & Hove Albion ran out 4-0 winners over Manchester United.

While the trajectory of both clubs will make it seem like this isn’t all that surprising, the nature of the result was still enough to send shockwaves through the top flight.

Today, we’re going to run through a few things we’ve come to learn in the aftermath of the game.

Rangnick has given up

Ralf Rangnick is set to become the new manager of the Austrian national team and alongside that, will supposedly take up a consultancy role with Manchester United Football Club following the end of his interim run. For us, though, everything from the team he picked to the subs he made to his demeanour on the touchline screams “I don’t want to do this anymore” and we’re not so sure we can blame him.

Brighton have potential

Brighton & Hove Albion have had a few ups and downs this season but in totality, Graham Potter should be very proud of what he’s been able to achieve with the Seagulls. This 4-0 win highlighted just how good they can be when playing at their very best because not only did they win this game – they dominated it. United couldn’t get a sniff at goal and that’s a testament to the style the hosts came out and played.

The dark road ahead

Erik ten Hag has a lot of work to do when he takes charge at Old Trafford and that’s an understatement. Sure, there are some clear and obvious problems within the squad that need to be addressed, but it just feels like it goes a bit deeper than that. This is a team that has been in freefall ever since Sir Alex Ferguson left and they need to get to the root of why that’s been the case.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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