Manchester United hosted Brighton at Old Trafford in the first round of the English Championship. Erik ten Hag, the Dutch head coach of Ajax Amsterdam who moved to Manchester United, did not make his debut in official games.
The visitors won 2-1. German midfielder Pascal Gross notched a double in the first half.
Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, was placed on Manchester United's reserve bench and was substituted in the 53rd minute.
In the 68th minute, Brighton's Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister scored an auto-goal.
Leicester City at home against Brentford conceded a 2-0 win. In the end, the visitors managed to score two goals and avoid defeat.
English Championship, first round
Manchester United vs Brighton: 1-2 (video)
Alexis Mac Allister , 68, autogoal - Pascal Gross, 30, 39
Leicester City vs Brentford: 2-2.
Timothy Castagne, 33, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, 46 - Ivan Toney, 62, Josh Dasilva, 86