Jamie Redknapp names the player Manchester United ‘really missed’ during Brighton defeat
Posted by  badge Boss on May 05
Jamie Redknapp was critical of Manchester United’s away form (Picture: Sky Sports)

Jamie Redknapp criticised ’s away record and named the player ‘really missed’ after the defeat to Brighton.

In a , Alexis Mac Allister’s late penalty clinched a 1-0 win for Europe-chasing Brighton as Manchester United’s Champions League hopes were dealt a setback.

The Amex clash appeared to be heading to a goalless draw before Brighton were .

Manchester United beat Brighton on penalties in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley but it was the Seagulls who were .

United stay fourth in the Premier League – four points ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool – while Brighton climb to sixth, four points behind Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Ex-England midfielder Redknapp was critical of Manchester United’s form in away matches after the defeat on the south coast and said the Red Devils ‘really missed’ Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen was named on the bench against Brighton but was not selected to come on, having featured in seven games over the past 23 days.

Alexis Mac Allister scored a late penalty as Brighton beat Man Utd (Picture: Getty)

‘Manchester United didn’t do enough today,’ Redknapp said on Sky Sports. ‘They’ve not done enough in so many away games against good sides.

‘When you look at Brighton you can see patterns of play, you see movement and understanding. Away from home, Manchester United are struggling with that.

‘That’s something Erik ten Hag certainly needs to work on. At home they’ve had some good performances. Away from home they’re struggling a bit.

‘Christian Eriksen was a big miss today. When he doesn’t play, they miss that calmness and quality. Fred wasn’t as comfortable on the ball in those tight area and that’s something they really missed without Eriksen.

‘They just weren’t good enough today, Brighton were the better team and fully deserved the three points.’

Manchester United return to action on Sunday against West Ham while Brighton face fellow relegation-battlers Everton on Monday night.


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