Bruno Fernandes continued his fine start to life at Manchester United as he scored twice in a comfortable Premier League win at Brighton.

The 25-year-old January signing shone in a 0-3 win, netting in either half after Mason Greenwood had set the ball rolling.

United had lost on their previous two Premier League visits to the Amex Stadium, but set that right in style against a Brighton side surprisingly out of sorts.

The hosts had beaten Arsenal and held Leicester to a draw since the restart but were never at the races here.

Fernandes had already come inches away from breaking the deadlock, cracking a post after being slipped in by Paul Pogba, whose shot from the rebound was deflected behind.

Greenwood would be the one to open the scoring, breaking inside from the right and outfoxing his marker before firing in his sixth Premier League goal of the campaign.

The teenager’s snapshot was executed with minimal backlift, leaving Mat Ryan in the Seagulls goal flat footed.

Fernandes would soon regain his spotlight, curling a free-kick over before doubling United’s lead, turning home via a deflection from the edge of the box on the half-hour mark.

There was some controversy as the ball appeared to go out of play earlier in the move but the goal did stand.

Brighton boss Graham Potter responded by introducing Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard for the second half.

It made no difference to the game, however, as United hit their third less than five minutes after the restart.

With the Seagulls taking more risks, Nemanja Matic played a fine long ball to catch Brighton upfield and Greenwood collected in space.

His deep cross was crashed home emphatically on the volley by Fernandes, giving Mat Ryan no chance.

Brighton finally showed some spark on the hour, Trossard angling an effort wide after a clever free-kick set him free in the United box, but that was as good as it got for Brighton.

Fernandes was brought off just four minutes later, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer taking no risks with the amount of football on the horizon.

Final score: Brighton and Hove Albion 0-3 Manchester United

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