Bruno Fernandes has had the final say in a dramatic contest at the Amex.

Manchester United secured their first win of the Premier League season in dramatic fashion as they beat Brighton 3-2 in Saturday's early kick-off.

Victory was secured by Fernandes from the spot in the 100th minute of a stunning encounter, with a VAR-assisted penalty awarded after referee Chris Kavanagh had initially blown for full-time.

Neal Maupay, who had netted from 12 yards himself earlier in the game, was pulled up for handling a header from Harry Maguire.

Fernandes told BT Sport: “We left so much space for them to play, we were not as aggressive, we gave away two goals. We have to do much better.

“Brighton did very well but maybe because we are not aggressive as we want. We need to recover more balls, press better, lose less possession. Maybe they deserved more. The point is score goals not hit the bar. Sometime you have to have some luck.

“Sometimes it happens.

“In the games against Sevilla and Copenhagen, we had 40 shots but only scored twice from penalties. Sometimes you need luck.

“You need your defenders defending well and your goalkeeper. David did very well. We can do much better for the goals, everyone will agree and we’ll work on that.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made three changes from the team that lost to Crystal Palace a week ago, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Nemanja Matic and Mason Greenwood coming into the side, and Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Scott McTominay and Daniel James dropping out.

United struggled in the first half and fell behind when Neal Maupay beat David de Gea from the penalty spot after Bruno Fernandes had fouled Tariq Lamptey.

Brighton's performance would've been well worthy of a half-time lead but they weren't afforded that luxury as Harry Maguire equalised against the run of play.

Marcus Rashford appeared to have scored the decisive goal when he netted a fine solo strike but Solly March scored in injury time to seemingly earn Brighton a point.

However, the game ended in dramatic fashion late on as a Maupay handball handed Fernandes the opportunity to net the winner from the spot and the Portuguese duly obliged.