Manchester United hero Bruno Fernandes rubs salt into unlucky Brighton wounds with post-match comments after last-gasp penalty

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Brighton somehow lose to Manchester United in unbelievable five-goal thriller

Bruno Fernandes had no sympathy for Brighton after his 100th-minute penalty earned Manchester United a 3-2 win on Saturday.

The Seagulls, who dominated the Red Devils for most of the encounter, hit the woodwork FIVE times – a new Premier League record – and thought they had snatched a deserved point when Solly March headed in from close-range in the 95th minute.

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Fernandes opened his account for the season

However, Harry Maguire’s goal-bound header from a last-gasp corner hit Neal Maupay’s arm as referee Chris Kavanagh pointed to the spot having consulted the pitchside monitor.

Fernandes converted the penalty to give United a first Premier League win of the season.

In his post-match interview with BT Sport, the Portugal midfielder insisted ‘the point is to score goals, not hit the crossbar or post’ when asked about Brighton’s chances.

He said: “Brighton did very well, but maybe because we are not as aggressive as we wanted to be.

“We needed to recover more balls, press better, we needed to lose less balls. They had a lot of chances, it’s true.

“Maybe everyone can say they deserved more or not, I don’t know. The point is to score goals, not hit the crossbar or post.

Leandro Trossard hit the woodwork three times

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Leandro Trossard hit the woodwork three times

“Sometimes it happens to us. Against Sevilla and Copenhagen [in the Europa League last season], we shot about 40 times on goal and scored just twice from penalties.

“Sometimes you have to have some luck, you have to have some defenders defending well and the goalkeeper also because David [de Gea] did well today.

“With the [Brighton] goals we can do much better, I think everyone will agree and we will work on that.”




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