Bruno Fernandes admits Man Utd lucky vs Brighton as he identifies faults in team

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has admitted the Red Devils were lucky get all three points in their dramatic 3-2 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Seagulls hit the woodwork five times and had a penalty decision overturned by VAR before Fernandes' spot kick gave United the win.

The penalty was awarded after a VAR check for a handball by Neal Maupay after the final whistle had been blown and Fernandes has admitted Brighton "deserved more" and that United rode their luck.

Speaking to BT Sport, the Portuguese international said: "It was a difficult game, we know Brighton have a really good team. They can play, they have qualities.

"They were aggressive in the first half. We left so much space for them to play, we were not as aggressive, we gave away two goals. We have to do much better.

"Brighton did very well but maybe because we are not aggressive as we want. We need to recover more balls, press better, lose less possession.

"Maybe they deserved more. The point is score goals not hit the bar. Sometimes you have to have some luck!"

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Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also admitted United were lucky, saying they did not deserve more than a draw.

Speaking to BT Sport, Solskjaer said: "We got away with one. Maybe one point we deserved, we didn't deserve more. But the character deserved more.

"Last season we had too many draws, so that is a big plus for us.

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"You have to be happy Jose is not here to measure the goal posts. They are a difficult team to play against. We don't have the legs and sharpness but we will get there. We have plenty of work ahead."

United will take on Brighton once again in their next fixture on Wednesday, as they bid to advance to the next round of the Carabao Cup.

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