Manchester United’s dismal start to the new Premier League season continued on Saturday as they lost 3-1 to Brighton for the fourth top-flight game in a row.
The Red Devils’ difficult start to the season continued with Ten Hag’s side having been ruthlessly exposed at home by Brighton.
Danny Welbeck gave the Seagulls a first half lead, with Pascal Gross putting the visitors 2-0 up after the break.
The home fans expressed their frustration at proceedings when Ten Hag opted to substitute Hojlund, with the £75m summer signing’s home debut ending in the 64th minute.
Hojlund was withdrawn for Martial, with the decision greeted by a series of boos from the home supporters.
Man United’s misery was increased when Joao Pedro put the visitors 3-0 up, before Hannibal Mejbri’s consolation effort.
0′ The match is about to start!
20′ GOAL! Man Utd 0-1 Brighton (Welbeck)
25′ CHANCE! Rashford’s shot blocked
40′ The ball out of bounds first, Manchester United’s goal was invalid
53′ GOAL! Man Utd 0-2 Brighton (Gross)
71′ GOAL! Man Utd 0-3 Brighton (Joao Pedro)
73′ GOAL! Man Utd 1-3 Brighton (Hannibal)
93′ MISS! Fati’s shot inches wide
Man Utd XI: Eriksen, Casemiro, Lindelof, Bruno Fernandes, Onana, Reguilon, Dalot, Rashford, Martinez, McTominay, Rasmus Højlund
Subs: Evans, Maguire, Martial, Altay Bayindir, Wan-Bissaka, Facundo Pellistri, Hannibal, Alejandro Garnacho, Daniel Gore
Brighton XI: Lallana, Steele, Welbeck, Gross, Veltman, Dunk, Dahoud, Kaoru Mitoma, Tariq Lamptey, Jan Paul van Hecke, Simon Adingra
Subs: Milner, Webster, Igor, Gilmour, Fati, João Pedro, Evan Ferguson, Bart Verbruggen, Carlos Baleba