Bruno Fernandes.

Why Reds are out to extend longest run

Friday 06 May 2022 09:00

Manchester United are striving to make it eight wins on the trot against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

The Reds have been given some tough tests by the Seagulls but take a great record into the 17:30 BST kick-off at the Amex Stadium.

The run of seven successive victories, in all competitions, should provide confidence for Ralf Rangnick's side ahead of our penultimate assignment of the 2021/22 campaign.

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Indeed, Opta have reported that this is our longest ongoing winning run against another current Premier League side.

In the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in February, United won 2-0, thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes in the second half. The visitors had Lewis Dunk sent off for a foul on Anthony Elanga.

Our last defeat to the Seagulls was in August 2018, when Albion won 3-2 at the Amex Stadium, despite goals from Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba.

The Reds will definitely need to keep an eye on ex-striker Danny Welbeck, who could line up in attack for the south-coast outfit.

The 31-year-old's three goals in eight league games against the Reds means he is the highest-scoring player against United in the competition's history among all men to have previously played for the Reds since it started nearly 30 years ago.


19/1/19: 2-1 (H) Pogba (pen), Rashford | Gross.
10/11/19: 3-1 (H) Andreas, McTominay, Rashford | Dunk
30/06/20: 3-0 (A) Greenwood, Fernandes 2.
26/09/20: 3-2 (A) Dunk og, Rashford, Fernandes | Maupay (pen), March
30/09/20: 3-0 (A) McTominay, Mata, Pogba
04/04/21: 2-1 (H) Rashford, Greenwood | Welbeck
15/02/22: 2-0 (H) Ronaldo, Fernandes