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Graham Potter says Brighton weren’t shocked by Erik ten Hag’s crew choice

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Brighton supervisor Graham Potter says his aspect weren’t spooked by the shock determination from Erik ten Hag to deploy Christian Eriksen as a false 9.

The Dutchman left Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for the go to of the Seagulls, opting as an alternative for a fluid attacking quartet with Eriksen as essentially the most superior participant.

However Potter says his aspect have been ready for any such state of affairs as Brighton tasted victory at Previous Trafford for the primary time of their historical past.

“It was not overly shocking from our perspective,” stated the Seagulls boss. “They’d a number of choices.”

Brighton raced out to a 2-0 lead when Pascal Gross netted a primary half brace, with Leandro Trossard additionally going shut for the away aspect.

United have been handed a lifeline when Alexis Mac Allister, aided by goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, bundled the ball over his personal goalline, however ten Hag’s aspect have been unable to seek out an equaliser.

Potter insists his aspect have been deserved winners regardless of United’s stress within the second half.

He added: “It was an excellent efficiency and a deserved win over the course of the sport.

“It was a unbelievable effort from the gamers and an effective way to begin. We had an thought find out how to assault and, after we may, press and put them underneath stress.

“We have been optimistic and courageous in what we tried to do. The boys gave every little thing.

“It is a troublesome place to return with the standard that Man Utd have. The gang get behind them in a short time. Our efficiency within the first half was actually sturdy.”

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