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Juan Mata 9, Paul Pogba 7; Alexis Mac Allister 7: Brighton v Manchester United players ratings

United coast into League Cup quarter-finals after 3-0 victory on the south coast

Manchester United breezed to another victory on the south coast as they reached the Carabao Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Brighton.

In a game which lacked almost all of the drama from the Premier League meeting at the Amex Stadium four days earlier, the visitors advanced with a deserved 3-0 victory.

Juan Mata laid on the opener for Scott McTominay before adding the second himself with his 50th goal for the club.

Paul Pogba came off the bench to score late on as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side eased into the last eight.

"Another good night, I think we played good today," Mata said after the match. "We knew they would play from the back. They try to play attractive football.

"They changed the system in the game, so you have to be alert. But we created chances and had more to kill the game.

"We want to lift trophies for our fans. We want to do it again. We try to win every game. This is different this year with the early stage."

Brighton manager Graham Potter said: "It was a tight game until the second goal, or Dean Henderson's save [from Leandro Trossard] at 1-0 was key. Then they bring on [Marcus] Rashford and Pogba which made life difficult.

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"The first goal is not a good one, we have to do better there, it's as simple as that. We were in the game, 3-0 is a bit harsh."

Above is a gallery with the player ratings for the match. To view the next image, click on the arrows or swipe if on a mobile device.

Updated: October 1, 2020 11:32 AM

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