Although Brighton lost 2-0 on Tuesday night at Old Trafford, one player stood out for the visitors.
Tariq Lamptey put in an impressive performance in Brighton’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United in the Premier League.
The Seagulls were excellent in the first-half but Graham Potter’s side crumbled in the second half thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes.
One of the biggest positives for 10-men Brighton was Lamptey — who replaced Leandro Trossard on the hour mark — with his 22 touches and a 100% pass success rate.
The 21-year-old created problems for United and Rangnick had to tweak things tactically.
At full-time, the United interim boss said (via MEN reporter Samuel Luckhurst): “Their right side with Lamptey was the dangerous side. Lamptey played up front, almost like a right winger for 15 minutes, and that’s why we decided to bring on Alex Telles to support Luke Shaw on that side.”
Rangnick on Lamptey: 'Their right side with Lamptey was the dangerous side,. Lamptey played up front, almost like a right winger for 15 minutes, and that's why we decided to bring on Alex Telles to support Luke Shaw on that side.' #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) February 15, 2022
It was great to have Alex Telles back as an option last night because it made matters harder for the Seagulls, who already had a man sent off, and he also reached a milestone by making his 400th career appearance.
The versatile right-back is a player I would like to see at United, but it’s important to remember that we have Ethan Laird coming back from Bournemouth in the summer and he’s another brilliant young player.