The ‘circus show’ show saw Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard score four times in the space of 60 minutes for the Seagulls, to ensure Ralf Rangnick’s side continued to suffer a dismal season.
Cristiano Ronaldo left to do nothing but, laugh
After Gross scored to give the hosts a 3-0 lead, United’s top scorer this season: Ronaldo, couldn’t hide his surprise and was seen chuckling at how United defended, failing to prevent Gross from scoring Brighton’s third.
It only took three minutes for the situation to deteriorate when Leandro Trossard shoved the ball over the line to put Brighton four goals up.
No Champions League football for Cristiano Ronaldo
Defeat to Brighton meant that Manchester United are now sixth on the Premier League table. Considering the distance between them and Arsenal who sit in fourth place, there is little prospect of qualifying for the Champions League for Rangnick’s men.
Also, a UEFA Europa League berth is not assured, as West Ham could overtake the Red Devils and climb into sixth place if they win their two remaining games. Should this happen, Ronaldo and his teammates might compete in the Europa Conference League next season.
Ronaldo to leave Old Trafford?
Ronaldo: a five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been the Red Devils’ most influential player this season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions.
However, it is still unknown if the Portuguese superstar will be part of Ten Hag’s plans for next season.