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Manchester United vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League latest score and goal updates as Cristiano Ronaldo brought on

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Manchester United host Brighton at Old Trafford in an action-packed Sunday in the Premier League. Erik ten Hag will hope to get off to a good start in his first match as manager of the Red Devils and the Old Trafford crowd will be determined to help the Dutch coach kick off an exciting new era for United.

Graham Potter is hoping to absorb the recent blow after selling star full-back Marc Cucurella to Chelsea for £60 million, and the Seagulls will be eyeing up a top-half finish. United’s pre-season has been overshadowed by the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, who continues to push for a move away in order to play in the Champions League. Ten Hag and United have maintained the Portuguese is not for sale though, adding of Ronaldo’s decision to leave United’s final pre-season friendly at half time: “There were many players who left but the spotlight is on Cristiano. That is not right. So do your research and make out many players left.”

United have also found trouble bringing in reinforcements for their new manager, with the Frenkie De Jong saga showing no sign of ending, with the Barcelona midfielder now linked strongly with Chelsea. Anthony Martial is out with a hamstring strain, but there is good news for Ten Hag, with Jadon Sancho and Luke Shaw seemingly over their recent illness. Follow all the latest updates from Old Trafford:

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Manchester United 0-2 Brighton

59 mins: How is this not 2-1! Ronaldo gets played in down the right and crosses for Rashford, who was free in the middle. He has to score but Sanchez makes himself big and blocks the shot from close range.

The offside flag went up, but Ronaldo was onside.

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Manchester United 0-2 Brighton

58 mins: That really looked to be a penalty against Martinez but Brighton go again as they continue to play in the United half.

One goal from United, though, and this will be a different game.

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Manchester United 0-2 Brighton

55 mins: Penalty? Martinez barges into the back of Welbeck, who goes down. It’s clumsy but nothing is given!

Meanwhile Maguire has been involved in a shoving match with Trossard. Both players are booked.

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Manchester United 0-2 Brighton

52 mins: Ronaldo is on. He replaces Fred.

Ronaldo gets a huge ovation and goes into the middle of United’s front three. Eriksen has dropped deeper.

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Manchester United 0-2 Brighton

50 mins: There are half appeals for a penalty as the ball brushes off Lallana but nothing is given. Webster then guides a Fernandes cross back to Sanchez – as Ronaldo prepares to come on.

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Manchester United 0-2 Brighton

48 mins: Chance! But Brighton go down the other end and keep United in by winning the ball back on the edge. It’s worked out wide and Welbeck gets too much of a connection on the header and the near post.

Eriksen then plays a dangerous ball to the back post but it evades Rashford, who was sliding in.

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Manchester United 0-2 Brighton

47 mins: United start with some pressure outside of the Brighton box, but as Shaw looks up there are few options in the middle and Webster can clear downfield.

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Manchester United 0-2 Brighton

Back underway and Ronaldo is immediately out warming up.

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HT: Manchester United 0-2 Brighton

There are no changes at the break from Ten Hag.

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HT: Manchester United 0-2 Brighton

Ronaldo was warming up just before half time and he wasn’t the only one. Both Varane and Van de Beek were loosening up as well.

Martinez and McTominay, both on bookings, might be favourites to come off – but it really could be anyone.

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