Man Utd fans fight each other in Old Trafford stands during Brighton defeat

Manchester United fans fought each other in the stands at Old Trafford on Sunday in jaw-dropping footage from the match.

The Red Devils fell to a timid 2-1 loss at home to Brighton & Hove Albion in their Premier League opener, with a brace from Pascal Gross condemning United to defeat. However, there were also shocking scenes in the crowd during the match, with supporters seen brawling amongst themselves rather than watching the action.

A clip of the incident shows fans watching on in horror as supporters fought in the South Stand during the club's first match under new manager Erik ten Hag.

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Two fans can be seen getting into an altercation, with a third appearing to diffuse the situation by separating the two supporters.

No punches are thrown in the footage, with more fans joining in the attempts to calm the altercation as those involved gather the attention of those around them.

On the pitch, things did not go much better for United fans, with Ten Hag's side failing to begin his tenure with a victory. Two goals in nine minutes from Gross put the visitors into a two-goal lead going into half-time.

Despite the introduction of Cristiano Ronaldo early in the second half, United were unable to rescue a point, with an Alexis Mac Allister own goal their sole consolation.

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Ten Hag was appointed as the club's new permanent manager earlier this summer, arriving from Ajax as interim boss Ralf Rangnick's replacement.

The Dutch manager admitted after the match that he was "totally not satisfied" by what he saw from his side against the Seagulls.

Debutant Lisandro Martinez, who also arrived from Ajax in pre-season, struggled against Brighton striker Danny Welbeck and was lucky not to concede a penalty after barging the forward to the floor.

United will look to bounce back from the defeat next weekend, when they travel to London to face Brentford on Saturday evening.


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