Christian Eriksen has detailed exactly what needs to change for Manchester United as they suffered their third defeat in five Premier League games against Brighton & Hove Albion.

United were three goals down by the 70th minute with fans filing out of the Theatre of Dreams with 20 minutes still to play at Old Trafford, which is unheard of.

Hannibal Mejbri did well to rifle United back into the game but it wasn’t enough to rescue the game for the Red Devils and they have slipped to 12th place in the Premier League.

Eriksen, who was good in the first half but, like the team, struggled in the second, has bemoaned the tight margins so far this season.

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Eriksen details what went wrong

Speaking to the BBC, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has said what went wrong and the tight margins that have prevented United from winning more than two Premier League games.

“The small things [need to change]. We had the offside at Arsenal and today when we scored but it was out of play.” Eriksen said.

“The small things we are missing and a bit of luck to get over the line and get something out of the effort we put in.”

The fine margins have gone against United this season but these excuses may well wear thin.

Is Eriksen right

From the outside looking in, the fine margins have certainly gone against United so far this season. The Alejandro Garnacho offside and Rasmus Hojlund’s disallowed goal were certainly close calls.

But the flip side is that the Red Devils’ porous defence cost them the game. Brighton’s first three chances they created, they scored, that can’t carry on.

Whether you blame Andre Onana for that or not is up to you but the defending was atrocious throughout. Three cutbacks from out wide led to three goals conceded. Things need to improve and fast.

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