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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer questions Manchester United players’ mentality after dramatic Brighton win

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared to question the desire of his Manchester United players after their dramatic 3-2 win over Brighton.

The Red Devils needed a 100th-minute penalty, which was converted by Bruno Fernandes, to secure their first Premier League win of the season.

Solskjaer (left) was unimpressed with his side’s first-half performance

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Solskjaer (left) was unimpressed with his side’s first-half performance

Brighton thought they had got a deserved point – after hitting the woodwork FIVE times during the match – when Solly March headed in an equaliser from close range in the 95th minute.

However, Harry Maguire’s header hit Neal Maupay’s arm, and after Chris Kavanagh checked his pitchside monitor, a penalty was awarded as Fernandes opened his account for the season.

It was harsh on Brighton, who had 18 shots on goal to United’s seven.

Asked about the Seagulls’ dominance, Solskjaer told talkSPORT: “You’ve got to be honest enough to say they created chances.

“I think it was 50-50 ish possession wise. But they created more chances than us, definitely, and big chances.

“Crossbar, posts, David [de Gea] had a fantastic save, we were under pressure, but sometimes that is the game. You are under pressure.

Fernandes’ late, late penalty won it for Man United

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Fernandes’ late, late penalty won it for Man United

“We defended okay, but there were a couple of moments we didn’t defend well enough and they scored the two goals.”

Maupay had given Brighton a 40th-minute lead from the spot, before a Lewis Dunk own goal ensured the game was level at half-time.

Marcus Rashford put United in front in the 55th-minute, before the injury-time drama occurred.

Solskjaer was frustrated his team did not get going until Maupay’s opener.

He added: “The first 35, 40 minutes, they had the majority [of chances] and we didn’t start until they scored.

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“Suddenly, you see players going forward, running, winning tackles, winning headers.

“You don’t win any game in the Premier League if you don’t win a tackle, if you don’t attempt a tackle, if you don’t attempt a 50-50.

“So that’s something we need to learn quickly.”