Brighton shattered Manchester United with a humiliating 4-0 defeat. Brighton thrashed United at the Amex Stadium – a result that confirmed Manchester United would not qualify for next season’s Champions League. Ecuador international Moises Caicedo put the hosts ahead with his first Premier League goal in only his sixth game, with a low 25-yard strike after United’s Alex Telles had failed to clear.
Brighton Thrash Manchester United 4-0
The home tram’s left-back Marc Cucurella scored the second as he fired into the roof of the net from Leandro Trossard’s pull-back. Brossard later set up Pascal Gross to calmly steer in a third goal. The fourth goal was scored by Trossard himself when he bundled the ball over the line from close range, with the goal eventually given after a video assistant review checked for a handball.
The defeat was Manchester United’s fifth successive away loss and ensured they cannot finish higher than their current spot of sixth in the English Premier League table, with only the top four playing in next season’s Champions League. It will be only the fifth time in 30 years that they will not play in Europe’s major competition and they could even miss out on the Europa League and drop into the third-tier Europa Conference League if West Ham United win all their games.
They are currently six points ahead of seventh-placed West Ham, who have two games in hand.