Manchester United got off to a horrific start at Brighton on Sunday.
The Red Devils were 2-0 down within less than half an hour. And they deserved to be behind too.
While United were sloppy, sluggish and… well, pretty s***, Brighton were sharp and slick at times.
SEE ALSO: (Video) Romelu Lukaku puts in Sunday League shift as Man United striker displays horrific control more than once at Brighton
Brighton are not the most fashionable team on paper, but their opening goal made a mockery of their workmanlike reputation.
Glenn Murray is seen by many fans as a workhorse. Effective but more due to his effort than his skill.
However, he proved that he’s got much more in his locker when he bewitched United goalkeeper David de Gea with a sublime piece of skill to put his side ahead.
READ MORE: ‘We have to get Mourinho out’: Jose under pressure as more and more Man United fans call for his sacking after Brighton humiliation
Murray deftly nudged the ball with the outside of his foot and his one-touch finish spun past De Gea, who looked truly baffled.
De Gea had barely gotten over his shock when he was beaten again, this time by Shane Duffy who made it 2-0.
United went on to lost 3-2, with Romelu Lukaku, Pascal Gross and Paul Pogba also scoring.
Glenn Murray You Macalin Quality finish! ? pic.twitter.com/qmOlmygVc0
— ?ayc? ?o?d?n? (@JusticeHoudini) August 19, 2018
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 19, 2018
Excellent finish Glenn Murray pic.twitter.com/1szzXWhoG8
— ????????? ?? (@lkigai_) August 19, 2018
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) August 19, 2018