Former Manchester United striker Dion Dublin said the clip of Cristiano Ronaldo laughing during the 4-0 drubbing at Brighton summed up the malaise at the club.

The Red Devils fell apart in the second-half with Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard in 11 minutes.

After Gross steered a shot past goalkeeper David de Gea for the third goal, the cameras quickly cut to a disbelieving Ronaldo who stood with outstretched arms, laughing and gesticulating in the middle of the pitch. 

Cristiano Ronaldo could not hide his frustration as Manchester United suffered a new low

Man United are so bad, even Cristiano Ronaldo is laughing at them… #BHAMUN

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Dublin told Sky Sports: ‘It just summed up today.

‘I think to myself is he laughing at his players, is he laughing at the situation.

‘It was very much ‘what is going on here, am I at Man United or am I not?’

Man United cannot finish in the Champions League spots after their drubbing at Brighton

Graeme Souness added: ‘In some ways he’s thinking the last time I was here I had Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Rio Ferdinand, and now I’ve got this lot.’

The defeat was another low point in a miserable season as Ralf Rangnick’s side suffered a fifth straight away defeat 

Moises Caicedo netted his first goal in a Brighton shirt in the 15th minute when he took advantage of the ball ricocheting off Alex Telles to tuck a low drive inside the post from outside of the box. 

Former striker Dion Dublin said the clip of Ronaldo laughing summed up the malaise at the club

Marc Cucurella made it 2-0 after the break, firing into the roof of the net from close range. Pascal Gross then steered a shot past David de Gea before Leandro Trossard added the fourth when Diogo Dalot’s clearance bounced off his chest and into the United goal. 

The hosts continued to pick holes in the United defence and piled on the pressure, but could not add to their tally. 

United attempted to fight back but a strong goalkeeping performance from Robert Sanchez kept them out. United have now conceded 56 goals in the Premier League this season, their worst defensive record in a single campaign in the competition. 

The result means it is now mathematically impossible for sixth-placed United to qualify for the Champions League, as they sit five points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal with one game left to play. 

Cristiano Ronaldo caught laughing during Manchester United’s drubbing by Brighton

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