Man United's counter-attack goal vs Brighton was scarily similar to move vs Arsenal in 2009

Fernandes scored a screamer vs Brighton

Manchester United cruised past Brighton on Tuesday night. 

The Red Devils travelled down south expecting a tough game against the Seagulls, who hadn't lost since February.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are in form too, returning from lockdown with a number of impressive performances. 

On the night, they were far too good for Brighton. Goals from Mason Greenwood and two from Bruno Fernandes gave the visitors a 3-0 win and all the points. 

The real highlight of the game was United's third, which saw Fernandes finish off a stylish, sweeping counter-attack.

It was a move started by Nemanja Matic's brilliant volleyed pass to Greenwood, who in turn provided the perfect cross for his Portuguese teammate to smash in. 

Vintage Man United. We saw it countless times under Sir Alex Ferguson when the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez used to perfectly link up.

In fact, following last night's game, fans noticed just how similar Fernandes' goal was to one United scored in 2009 against Arsenal in the Champions League. Check it out: 

That's pretty scary, right? Just look how similar it is! 

Park Ji-sung, Rooney and Ronaldo were at it in 2009, while Matic, Greenwood and Fernandes appear to be the new free-flowing trio.

It seems Solskjaer has got his team playing the 'United way' and that will mean an awful lot to fans. 

Some of the football has looked great since returning from the enforced break and more importantly, they're winning games. 

United have been playing well since the restart

United now sit just one point behind Chelsea, fifth in the Premier League. Given Manchester City's impending UEFA ban, that could be enough to see them qualify for the Champions League. 

But with the team in such great form, it's not out of the question to suggest they could leapfrog Chelsea - and even Leicester - into third. Exciting times ahead at Old Trafford?   

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