Premier League: Manchester United 'must do better' despite ending home drought, says Bruno Fernandes
Victory moves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men up to ninth and within seven points of early pace-setters Tottenham with a game in hand.
Premier League: Son Heung-min, Lo Celso on target as Tottenham stun Manchester City; Chelsea beat Newcastle United
Spurs ended the day on top of the table for the first time in six years as goals from Son Heung-min and Giovani Lo Celso saw off a toothless City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
United came into the match at Goodison Park in the miserable position of 15th in the Premier League table and smarting after defeats to Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir.
City returned to winning ways after an indifferent start to the season, courtesy of a first-half goal from Raheem Sterling, who condemned Arsenal to their seventh straight defeat in league matches between the two sides.
Premier League: Chelsea come back from dead to draw at West Brom; Manchester United snatch 100th-minute win
It is Everton who are setting the early pace in the Premier League as they secured a third straight win in controversial circumstances, 2-1 at Crystal Palace.
Manchester United were lucky to escape with a 3-2 win at Brighton thanks to a penalty from Bruno Fernandes
United's new Premier League campaign could now begin in just over four weeks time and initial talks over the signing of Jadon Sancho have stalled with Borussia Dortmund insisting the England international will remain in Germany next season.
United were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by Manchester City in January in a two-leg EFL Cup semifinal and 3-1 by Chelsea in the FA Cup semifinals in July.
Europa League: Bruno Fernandes converts penalty against FC Copenhagen to take Manchester United into semis; Inter Milan seal last-four spot
Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty in extra time as Manchester United scraped past FC Copenhagen 1-0 on Monday in the quarter-finals of the Europa League
United must add more quality to their strongest 11 to bring them closer to the level of England’s top two but they also need greater strength in depth.
Premier League: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims to continue Manchester United's rise with sights set on third place finish
Solskjaer oversaw the Old Trafford club’s worst start to a top-flight campaign in 30 years and faced questions about his suitability for the club’s rebuild but a youthful United have turned things around in the second half of the season.
FA Cup: Chelsea wary of Manchester United's potent front three, says Frank Lampard ahead of semi-final
Lampard also said the mid-season addition of midfielder Bruno Fernandes has vastly improved United’s attack as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side look to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 20 games.
Premier League: Former referee Dermot Gallagher says VAR decisions in last round's matches were wrong
Gallagher wrote that Fernandes actually commits a foul himself and it should not have been a penalty.
Premier League: Manchester United maintain winning streak with victory over Aston Villa; Tottenham held by Bournemouth
United stayed in fifth place but moved to within a point of fourth-place Leicester, whose long stay in the top four could soon be over.
Premier League: Manchester United 'need to be aware' of Jack Grealish's talent, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Grealish, 24, scored a sensational goal in the 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in December and British media have strongly linked the English midfielder with a move to Old Trafford.
Matic, who joined United in 2017, has enjoyed a dramatic improvement in form as the team’s enforcer since the January arrival of Portuguese playmaker Bruno Fernandes
Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United heat up top-four race with convincing victories
Greenwood took his goal tally in all competitions for the senior team to 15 in his breakthrough season at United, while Vardy scored his 100th Premier League goal for Leicester City
Premier League: Bruno Fernandes double completes clinical Manchester United win over Brighton; keeps top-4 dream intact
The result and the performance pleased manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who praised his team after United celebrated their first league win at Brighton since 1982.
Premier League: Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho unhappy with VAR after draw against Manchester United
Jose Mourinho pointed the finger of blame at VAR as his Tottenham Hotspur side were denied a Premier League victory against Manchester United by a late penalty on Friday.
Tottenham's lead — secured in the first half by Steven Bergwijn — was wiped out in the second half after United made two double changes.