Premier League - Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - November 25, 2017 Manchester United's Ashley Young applauds fans after the match Action Images - Reuters
Nov 25 - 25 November 2017: Manchester United stayed on the tail of Premier League leaders and arch rivals Manchester City after a Lewis Dunk own goal gave them a laboured 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday.
United's 32-year old wing-back Ashley Young let fly from the the edge of the penalty area in the 66th minute and his shot took a heavy deflection off Dunk, leaving visiting goalkeeper Mathew Ryan rooted to the spot.
The winner settled an uneventful contest as Brighton's packed defence foiled waves of attacks by United's 4-3-3 formation, with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford deployed either side of striker Romelu Lukaku.
But Brighton, who had several dangerous raids down Young's flank, failed to clear a corner and the home side took advantage to stay second in the standings on 29 points from 13 games, five behind City who visit Huddersfield Town on Sunday.