Gary Lineker comments as Man Utd set unwanted new record in abysmal Brighton defeat

The former England international put on the boot after Manchester United were humiliated by Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex on Saturday night to end their top four prospects.

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Manchester United were beaten emphatically by Brighton & Hove Albion in mid-table as the Seagulls went on a rampage to put four men past Ralf Rangnick unanswered.

A particularly disastrous second-half performance that saw Graham Potter’s side cut United at will produced one of the most miserable afternoons traveling Red Devils fans have endured in recent memory. United were four goals down with 30 minutes to play and could have been at the end of an even worse scoreline had it not been for an unnecessary finish from their hosts.

Former England international and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker couldn’t help but mention how sad United were at the Amex, while speaking lyrically about Brighton’s efforts. The former Barcelona striker tweeted: “My God! @OfficialBHAFC is playing fabulous football. On the other hand, this might be @ManUtd’s worst performance of the season…and that’s quite an achievement.”

In fairness, interim United boss Rangnick echoed his sentiments as the German issued an apology to the fans due to the dismal display they witnessed. The former RB Leipzig boss is famous for his brutal honesty and it was much the same from him full time.

“”It was a terrible performance. From the first to the last minute, it was not enough; we can only apologize for this performance and a humiliating loss,” Rangnick explained.

The temporary United boss insisted last Monday’s win over Brentford was “a different game, we just gave too much time and space. We were never in a position where we could stop them to play through our lines, we told the players to be as compact as possible they could but we couldn’t stop it.”

Ralf Rangnick has issued an apology to Man Utd fans

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Brighton’s four goals also ensured another unwanted record was set by this current crop of failed United stars. The Red Devils have now conceded more goals this season than any other campaign in their illustrious Premier League history.

The nature of the defeat also prompted the overwhelming majority of the away team to burst into a chorus of ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’ – something even Bruno Fernandes couldn’t relate to. disagreement.

After the match, the Portugal international raised his hand and conceded that “he and his team-mates were way off the pace”. “I include myself in that. What we did today, what I did today, was not enough to be in a Man Utd shirt and I accept that.

“They outplayed us. They always had a solution. They pressed us better and they deserved the result,” Fernandes continued. “A little bit of everything [went wrong] Quality. Mentality. They deserved to win and we deserve to be in the position we are in now. It’s something we have to watch and be embarrassed about because it wasn’t good enough on our part and we have to do a lot better.”

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