Dale Stephens chops down Andreas Pereira and earns the first booking of the game.
From the resultant free kick on the edge of Brighton’s final third, Pereira loops a delivery into the box which is easily cleared.
A loose pass from Scott McTominay almost allows Leandro Trossard to escape up the left wing, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka intervenes.
United then counter-attack and Daniel James tries to pick out Rashford with a cross, but can’t quite find him.
Wan-Bissaka gets in behind on the overlap and his cross into the box is blocked by Shane Duffy.
United fans scream for handball, but neither Jon Moss nor VAR are interested.
Rashford makes a darting run into the box and gets a shot away, but his low drive is saved by Ryan.