Manchester United vs. Brighton live score, updates, highlights & lineups as Gross nets doubles for Seagulls with Ronaldo benched

Pascal Gross netted a first-half brace for Brighton against Manchester United to stun Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag named Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for his first competitive match as United manager and saw Bruno Fernandes pass up a glorious early chance

But Brighton grew into the contest and Gross scored his fifth goal against United when he converted at the back post following fine work by Danny Welbeck.

And the German midfielder increased that tally six minutes before halftime when David de Gea palmed Solly March's shot into his path.

 Brighton go in 2-0 to the good and are very good value for their advantage. Potter's men took about 15 minutes to get the measure of this reconfigured United and then roundly outplayed them.

Ten Hag will have been under few illusions over the scale of his task at Old Trafford, but if he harboured any at all they've been blown out of the water.

44th minute: Brighton fans singing "We're gonna win the league" although their side are having to absorb a period of pressure to see out a dream first half.

Eriksen's touch lets him down near the six-yard box. Anyone know if there's a penalty-area expert knocking around looking for something to do