Manchester United vs Brighton: Preview, prediction, team news, lineups

Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove

Manchester United will look to get better from their latest disappointing run when they host Brighton in the Premier League tonight.

United have gone 3 games without a win in all competitions. Regardless of taking the lead in all three matches. First exiting the FA Cup at the hands of Middlesbrough after which slipping to back-to-back 1-1 draws against Burnley and Southampton.

Those draws have harmed their top-four hopes. United are the fifth, simplest point off the pinnacle 4, however, the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham have games in hand. Ralf Rangnick admitted his side’s inability to look games out is affecting their mindset.

Graham Potter’s Brighton are in desirable shape, however, unbeaten in seven league games stretching back to mid-December. Though they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Tottenham earlier this month.

Team News : Manchester United vs Brighton

Manchester United

Man United will have Fred available for selection after a recent positive test for COVID-19. Nemanja Matic is is struggling with a shin complaint and will not be in the squad.

Edinson Cavani will again be absent due to a groin injury. While Mason Greenwood and Eric Bailly are definitely out, so the squad will be similar to the one played against Southampton.

The returning Fred could line up alongside Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes in a midfield three. Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo again featuring in the front three.

Harry Maguire is under pressure from Victor Lindelof due to his struggles in recent games, but the England international could regain his spot; there might be an alteration at left-back, though, with Alex Telles potentially coming into the side for Luke Shaw.


Jeremy Sarmiento and Enock Mwepu remain unavailable through injury. The visitors are otherwise in excellent shape heading into Tuesday’s contest.

Back from international duty, Yves Bissouma could start,. While Leandro Trossard is pushing to partner Maupay at Old Trafford, which could lead to former Man United attacker Danny Welbeck dropping to the bench.

Team Form in Premier League

Manchester United: D W W D D

Brighton: W D D D W

Predicted Line-ups : Manchester United vs Brighton

Man United squad: De Gea, Henderson, Heaton, Wan-Bissaka, Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Mejbri, Pogba, Fernandes, Lingard, Mata, Sancho, Elanga, Rashford, Ronaldo.

Brighton squad: Sanchez, Steele, Scherpen, Lamptey, Cucurella, Webster, Dunk, Veltman, Duffy, Roberts, Gross, Lallana, Moder, Caicedo, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Alzate, Leonard, March, Trossard, Maupay, Welbeck, Ferguson.

Game Prediction

United have seemed good going forwards at times in the latest weeks. A mixture of profligacy and inept defending have visible they fail to transform that into wins. They won’t find this much less difficult and a third straight league draw can be on the cards.

Prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Brighton

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