Gross point Brighton 1 Manchester United 0 highlights: Pascal Gross strikes to seal Premier League survival against abject Reds
Chris Hughton’s side guaranteed top flight football for another season but Jose Mourinho’s men produced a sorry display on the South Coast
JOSE MOURINHO only meant to give half his team a night off – not the whole lot.
But as Manchester United’s scowling manager sunk down into his padded chair in the away team dugout he must surely be aware that this time it was him that blew it.
Pascal Gross climbs highest to head home the goal that put Brighton ahead against United.
The entire Brighton team celebrate as Pascal Gross opened the scoring on 57 minutes against United.
Referee Craig Pawson needed goalline technology to tell whether the Pascal Gross effort had crossed the line
The technology showed the ball had crossed the line by the smallest of margins to hand Brighton the lead
On the last occasion United played this badly they lost 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion, the worst team in the Premier League.
A few days later the ruthless Portuguese swung the axe and chopped seven of his flops to prick a response down at Bournemouth.
But last night it was his decision to leave six players out of the starting line up as he prioritises the FA Cup final in a few weeks – mindful that it is his only hope of a trophy this season.
There’s nothing wrong with that, as long those left behind don’t take it as the green light to down tools and let a team which hasn’t won for seven matches embarrass you live on TV.
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