Manchester United will host Brighton in the Premier League match-day 5 tie at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.
Erik Ten Hag’s side travel to the game after losing 3-1 to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium earlier this month before the international break, while Brighton triumphed 3-1 at home against Newcastle United.
Man United is presently 11th in the Premier League rankings with six points from four games, while Brighton is sixth with nine points from the same number of games.
Both sides have previously met 15 times. Man United have won nine games, lost five, and drawn one against the Seagulls.
Last season, Manchester United lost both home and away to Brighton in the Premier League.
Man United team news:
Man United will be without winger Jadon Sancho for the Brighton clash.
The England international was banned from training following his social media outburst towards his manager Erik ten Hag.
Man United will also be without winger Antony ‘until further notice’ amid allegations of assault made against the Brazilian.
Also, the likes of Raphael Varane (muscle), Luke Shaw (muscle), Tom Heaton (calf), Tyrell Malacia (muscle), Kobbie Mainoo (ankle) and Amad Diallo (knee) are all ruled out through injury.
New recruit Sofyan Amrabat is doubtful with a back problem, but Man United allegedly hope to have the Moroccan available to face Brighton.
Lisandro Martinez and Mason Mount could also be in a position to return against Brighton, should they make a full recovery from respective foot and hamstring injuries.
Marcus Rashford, who scored against Arsenal in Man United’s last match, is set to continue on his favoured left wing with either Rasmus Hojlund or Anthony Martial leading the line.
Brighton team news:
Brighton are sweating over the fitness of Evan Ferguson who withdrew from the Republic of Ireland squad because of a knee injury.
The 18-year-old striker will be assessed ahead of kickoff along with former Manchester United attacker Danny Welbeck, who missed the victory over Newcastle due to a ‘minor issue’.
Jakub Moder and Julio Enciso both remain out with knee injuries.
After watching the win against Newcastle from the stands, new recruits Ansu Fati and Carlos Baleba are both in contention to make their Brighton debuts at Old Trafford.
Joel Veltman will hope to fend off competition from James Milner for a start at right-back, and Adam Webster is looking to start in central defence ahead of Jan Paul van Hecke.
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi will ponder whether to stick with Bart Verbruggen in goal or recall Jason Steele between the sticks.
Man United’s probable starting XI:
Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Martinez, Dalot, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Hojlund
Brighton’s probable starting XI:
Verbruggen, James Milner, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan, Gross, Gilmour, March, Fati, Mitoma, Pedro
Kanyidaily predicts Man United will play a draw against Brighton. The match will end 1-1.
The kick-off time for Man United vs Brighton is 3 pm.
Kanyidaily recalls that Berbatov predicted Man Utd vs Brighton, Arsenal, Chelsea fixtures.