The new Premier League season has started as disappointingly for top football club Manchester United as the last one ended. The Red Devils suffered a 2-1 home defeat by Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday as new United manager Erik ten Hag made his league debut. Leicester City and Brentford drew 2-2: At the end of the round, champions Manchester City made a guest appearance at West Ham United.
Germany’s Pascal Groß turned out to be a spoilsport for United at Old Trafford, scoring a brace (30′, 39′) for the guests. Alexis Mac Allister scored the goal for the hosts, who scored his own goal (68th). It was a historic success for Brighton as the club celebrated their first competitive win at Old Trafford. At United, the apparently not quite fit superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was only substituted on in the 53rd minute, but the Portuguese could not avert the defeat either.