Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks his side got lucky after they picked up three points in an exciting match against Brighton.
Home side Brighton started well and took the lead in the 40th-minute thanks to a panenka penalty from Neal Maupay.
United equalised minutes later after Bruno Fernandes whipped in a free-kick. Nemanja Matic put the ball into the danger area before Lewis Dunk scored an own-goal.
Solskjaer’s side had a better start in the second half and soon went ahead after a well-taken goal by forward Marcus Rashford.
In the final minutes of the match, Brighton began to pile on the pressure in search of an equaliser. They ultimately found one in the 95th-minute as Solly March lost his marker Bruno Fernandes and headed the ball into the back of the net.
However, the drama wasn’t over as Harry Maguire headed the ball onto Neal Maupay’s arm in the final minute of the match.
The referee went to VAR and decided it was a penalty, which Fernandes soon converted to give United their first win.
Speaking after the match to BT Sport (via BBC), Solskjaer said: “We got away with one. Maybe one point we deserved, we didn’t deserve more. But the character deserved more.
“They are a difficult team to play against. We don’t have the legs and sharpness but we will get there. We have plenty of work ahead.”
Solskjaer also joked about Brighton hitting the woodwork five times during the match, saying: “You have to be happy Jose Mourinho is not here to measure the goal posts.”
Despite losing the game, Brighton manager Graham Potter will be encouraged by his team’s performance. They were the better team in the first half and were unlucky to concede the penalty in the final minute.
Solskjaer will be happy that his team managed to grind out the victory and pick up their first win of the new campaign.
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