United emerge from the tunnel.

Who was United's Man of the Match?

Tuesday 15 February 2022 22:09

Manchester United defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 to pick up three welcome points at Old Trafford.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a bullet of a shot and, in truth, could have had more goals as he also had two headed opportunities and was a threat throughout the game. Bruno Fernandes added a late second strike with a solo effort from Paul Pogba's quick free-kick.

There were a number of candidates for our star-man award but three players dominated the voting.

Who was United's Man of the Match against Brighton?poll

Who was United's Man of the Match against Brighton?

Ronaldo ended up on top, with 41 per cent of voters selecting the Portugal striker, who looked sharp and caused problems for the Albion defence.

It is the first time he has collected the award during Rangnick's tenure as his last Man-of-the-Match accolade was in the 3-2 win over Arsenal in early December, when Michael Carrick was in temporary charge.

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Fernandes just edged out De Gea for second spot, with the midfielder unlucky not to win it for the second time since the turn of the year, after he was voted best performer in the 2-2 draw at Aston Villa.

De Gea made one stunning first-half save to deny Jakub Moder, when the Pole's header appeared destined to hand the visitors the lead.

Congratulations, Cristiano, and thanks to everyone who voted.