Brighton and Hove Albion completely embarrassed Manchester United at home putting four goals past David De Gea in one of the most one-sided games of the season.
Ralf Rangnick admitted that the season has been a disaster but he is hopeful for next season, “with Erik Ten Haag we have a top manager coming in and I am pretty sure the board has made some changes and there will be more to come in the summer. This is important for the image of the whole club.”
United players and fans alike could not believe their eyes when Leandro Trossard bundled in the Seagulls fourth of the match to send the Amex into complete chaos.
Rangnick’s side were in complete disarray.
The German admitted this was one of the worst defeats of his coaching career, “it was a humiliating defeat today and that was the second highest defeat in my career as a coach in the last 35 years, it was not just the result but the way that we lost.”
After a difficult recent home run, Potter stated it was up there with his best moments as Brighton manager, “that is absolutely up there because we’ve had to suffer a bit at home to say the least and i thank the fans for sticking by us, but I think we may have made up for it today.”
Potter’s side took the lead after 15 minutes when Moises Caicedo rifled past De Gea from the edge of the box.
The home side then scored three goals in a crazy 11-minute period to hand United their 11th and most embarrassing defeat of the season.
Marc Cucurella struck his first premier league goal of the season, smashing the ball into the top corner after Trossard laid it back to him in the area.
Potter was delighted with the wing-back and jested, “he’s been talking about scoring and we have said no chance, he’s got the quality but he’s also got personality and belief.”
Trossard then secured his second assist of the match, playing in Pascal Groß who slotted calmly past De Gea, leaving the home crowd anything but calm as they all jumped up in unison to celebrate.
The Belgian then got on the score sheet himself, bundling the ball into an empty net after Diogo Dalot had cleared Danny Welbeck’s lob off the line.
The Amex was rocking throughout the match and Potter was happy to give the supporters brilliant memories, “it is also about creating memories and moments we can share with each other.”
The red devils could not lay a glove on the home side, who could easily have had a couple more goals on the day with Welbeck and Alexis Mac Allister going close.
The Seagulls moved above rivals Crystal Palace into ninth place and just five points seventh place and a European adventure next year.
United are now in a fight to maintain their sixth place and get into the Europa league next season, with West Ham six points behind them with two games in hand.