Gary Neville jokes about Manchester United's best player in defeat against Brighton

Gary Neville joked about who Manchester United’s best player in the 2-1 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion was.

In Erik ten Hag’s first Premier League game in charge of the Reds, the former Ajax manager saw his Reds side go into the break 2-0 down at half-time.

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Pascal Groß gave Graham Potter’s Seagulls a dream start to the new Premier League season and sent Old Trafford into shockwaves.

The Red Devils reduced the deficit in the second half thanks to an Alex MacAllister own goal but even bringing Cristiano Ronaldo off the bench couldn’t help rescue our new manager.

Gary Neville jokes about Manchester United’s best player in defeat against Brighton

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Lisandro Martinez made his Premier League debut for his new club but unfortunately for the Argentine he came up against a former Red who was in inspired form.

Danny Welbeck ran the former Ajax man and the world’s most expensive defender Harry Maguire ragged with his pace, willingness to run in-behind and physicality.

The former Arsenal and Watford man ran the Brighton forward line to perfection, and with Ten Hag opting to deploy a false number nine with Ronaldo not deemed fit to start – Welbeck showed United exactly what they’re missing.

Manchester United legend Neville who wasn’t commentating on the game which was shown live on Sky Sports made the bold claim that the England international was the best United player on the pitch.

The former right-back has been involved in constant dialogue with Barcelona fans following United’s ongoing pursuit of Frenkie de Jong.

The former England international couldn’t resist taking another jibe at the La Liga giants which also showed the perilous position Manchester United are currently in.

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