Reflecting on Man United’s loss to Crystal Palace, Ralf Rangnick said: “Yes, I think Brighton did us the favour to turn the game around, they were losing 1-0 at half-time and scored three goals in the second-half.
“That was the good thing about this weekend and this fixture. We would have loved to take care of it ourselves but the game was indicative of the last couple of weeks, especially when we played away from home. We tried.
“I think we had three good opportunities to score ourselves in the first-half but we didn’t and, especially in the first-half, we had too many unforced errors and bad giveaways, that is the way we conceded the goal.
“In fact, it was our assist (from Bruno), the goalscorer, in the end, was Zaha but the ones who gave the assist were ourselves.
“There was a throw-in – just keep the ball into our own half – and the way we defended that shot was also not the way that you have to defend in this league and that’s why we were trailing again 1-0.
“At half-time, we were trying to bring on all the young strikers we had on the bench. We had some opportunities in the second-half but it was not clinical enough and that’s why we lost again away from home.”
Bruno Fernandes had a disappointing outing and couldn’t inspire the attackers to score anything. The loss means that United finish the Premier League season with 58 points – their lowest total ever in a PL campaign.