A crushing defeat against the Seagulls ended United’s top-four hopes.
Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick apologized to fans after his side’s 4-0 defeat against Brighton on Saturday.
The Red Devils conceded an early opener before Brighton doubled their lead in the beginning of the second half.
Two more goals from Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard completed United’s horrible defeat as they were not able to get back into the game.
Brighton’s fourth goal was the 56th time the Red Devils conceded this season, the worst stats in the club’s history. In an interview after the game, Rangnick expressed his frustration over United’s display.
“It was a terrible performance,” he said. “From the first until the last minute, it was not enough. We can only apologize for this performance and a humiliating defeat.”
He added: “We were never in a position where we could stop them playing through our lines,” he explained. “We told the players to be as compact as they could but we couldn’t stop it.
“I don’t think they ignored the gameplan but we weren’t able to stop them. We gave them too much space and if you do that against a technically good team like Brighton, you will get punished.”
United will now prepare to face Crystal Palace in the last game of their disappointing campaign.