Manchester United are collapsing at Brighton and thus, an unwanted record has been broken by Ralf Rangnick’s side. Ahead of the encounter, only two wins out of their last two matches would ensure United equal their worst-ever Premier League season in terms of points.
Moises Caicedo gave the hosts the lead in the first half and the Seagulls took that lead into half-time. It wasn’t long, however, into the second half before Brighton had doubled their lead.
The second goal, scored by Marc Cucurella, was followed by a third and eventually a fourth. The third goal meant that United had now conceded 55 goals in a single Premier League season, their worst-ever tally since the division was formed in 1992.
At the time of writing, 25 minutes remain, and United trail by a whopping four goals, which means that victory is highly unlikely for United. A defeat keeps them at 58 points, which means they can amass 61 at most, which in turn would confirm their worst-ever Premier League campaign.
Furthermore, United are also going to be registering their fifth straight away defeat in the Premier League – their worst run since 1981.
Ralf Rangnick’s six-month stay as the club’s interim manager has been disastrous and it makes you wonder: how big of an impact is this going to have on his consultancy role?
His role with the Austrian national team has already watered down any suggestions that Rangnick will have a deciding say at board level but his ill-advised spell on the sidelines will only harm his bid to make a difference at the club.
Nevertheless, the two records mentioned above are unwanted and unfortunately, Rangnick’s tenure will go down in the history books for all the wrong reasons.
Incoming manager Erik ten Hag, the current Ajax boss, has quite the job on his hands.