Man United keep in touch with league leaders Man City after hard-earned win over Brighton

Man United keep in touch with league leaders Man City after hard-earned win over Brighton

- Manchester United vs Brighton ended in a 2-1 win for the Red Devils at Old Trafford

- United suffered an early Danny Welbeck's scare as Rashford and Greenwood got them back into the game

- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side keep in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City

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Man United recorded a hard-earned win over Brighton in a tense Premier League fixture played at Old Trafford.

Danny Welbeck put Brighton ahead but second-half goals from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood ensured the Red Devils grabbed all three points.

The Seagulls took the lead through a familiar foe Welbeck he went in with a near-post header from a loose ball in the 13th minute to make it 1-0.

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Two minutes after the hour mark United equalized through their star man Rashford as he side-footed home a well-crafted pass from Bruno Fernandes to put back them on level terms. 1-1 it was.

Greenwood came close to giving his side the advantage as a save from Robert Sanchez, the ball somehow found its way into the path of the teenager, but could not keep his shot down.

Man United keep in touch with league leaders Man City after hard-earned win over Brighton
Rashford, Greenwood scores as Man United keep in touch with league leaders Man City after hard-earned win over Brighton. Photo by Phil Noble
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Minutes later, the Reds went in front for the first time in the match in the 83rd minute after Greenwood headed home an initial volley from Pual Pogba to make it 2-1.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will be making a trip to Tottenham in their next Premier League as they look to keep in touch with table-toppers Man City.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Man United are on the verge of releasing the number goalkeeper David de Gea in a bid to make Dean Henderson first choice, The Mirror.

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The Spanish shot-stopper who currently earns a massive £350,000-per-week could be let go at the end of the season as United look to free up space in their books.

The 30-year-old has two-year left on his current deal at Old Trafford and the former Atletico Madrid will have to accept a pay cut to remain at the Manchester club.

De Gea's form has come under significant scrutiny over the past few seasons and with the current form of Henderson, the Englishman is ready to become the number one.

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