UNITED END THREE-MATCH WINLESS RUN
Manchester United have ended their run of three games without a victory in all competitions after their success over Brighton and Hove Albion earlier this week. The two teams met in the Premier League and it was hosts Manchester United who emerged victorious thanks to an impressive display in the second half.
In the next game after the West Ham game, Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by English Championship side Middlesbrough at home at the end of extra time in the fourth round of the FA Cup before the visitors triumphed 8-7 on penalties to advance to the next stage of the competition.
The Red Devils made it two winless matches in all competitions with the 1-1 draw at the home of Burnley in the league. The same scoreline was recorded as hosts Manchester United and Southampton played out a 1-1 draw at the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday lunchtime as the Red Devils took their winless run to three games in all competitions.
The winless run ended with the 2-0 home win over 10-man Brighton with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes. The goals from the Portuguese duo of Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo came in the second half. After a goalless affair in the first half, Manchester United took the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo before Brighton skipper Lewis Dunk was sent off for a professional foul. Ex-Sporting Lisbon skipper Fernandes wrapped up the points in stoppage time to take Manchester United above the Hammers and into fourth spot on the table.