Date: 26th November 2017 at 9:43am
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Manchester United took all three points on offer against Brighton and Hove Albion but they were forced to battle for the full 90-minutes by a gallant Brighton side.

After losing in Basel, in midweek, getting back to winning ways should boost the squad confidence as they head towards a busy period of Premier League games.

In what was a scrappy game, Manchester United`s winning goal had an element of good fortune about it when a shot from Ashley Young took a deflection off Lewis Dunk to leave the Brighton keeper, Matt Ryan helpless.

Young, who believe he`d scored for the first time since May 2016, celebrated claiming the goal but it will clearly go down as an own-goal.

Before Manchester United edged ahead, Brighton had gone close, with both Anthony Knockaert and Pascal Gross troubling the Manchester United defence after Brighton had worked the ball behind the Manchester United back-line.

Manchester United had other chances to score with Matt Ryan pulling off stops to deny both Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba just before the half-time whistle sounded.

The scrappy win extends Manchester United home run to 39 league and cup games but the acid test, when it comes to their title aspirations, will come in the next fixture at Old Trafford when they welcome the current Premier League leaders, and neighbours, Manchester City.