Brighton vs Manchester United: Premier League – Match Preview and Lineups
Brighton vs Manchester United – Match Overview
Although Liverpool has finally managed to seal the deal in Premier League after a long wait, there still are some valuable games left to be played. Considering the fact that the trophy is already gone, Manchester United kit up to put their best game face on and manage to finish in the top-four to end the season on a relative high.
Manchester United’s away fixture holds great significance for the club as it has not managed to seal a single victory since 1982 against the Seals.
United has been unbeaten since January 22, pre-pandemic, with back-to-back 14 games without a defeat. This is the longest streak of Solskjaer’s time in charge. However, due to their inconsistency in the league, the fourth place is still under contention in their competition against Chelsea.
Brighton vs Manchester United – Team News
Brighton’s form since the resumption has been fairly good. For a 15th-ranked team that can still be forced into the relegation zone in a matter of just 2 – 3 bad games, two draws and a win in the last three games is good news for both the team manager’s confidence and the dressing room’s morale.
Injury news – Fans must be devastated to know that their favorite Adam Webster won’t be participating in the home fixture due to his hamstring injury. Furthermore, Jose Izquierdo will also be warming the bench as his knee is still problematic.
Form (Premier League): DDLDWD
Manchester United’s form since the resumption of Premier League has been extremely well. With two convincing victories and a single draw in their last 3 fixtures, the Red Devils are slowly but effectively catching its pace up to gear themselves for their 30th FA Cup Semi-Final.
The good news for United fans is that Solskjaer is likely to make some noticeable changes. Prominent and star names such as Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial are expected to make a comeback to warm themselves up for the big challenges coming ahead.
Moreover, fan-favorite David de Gea is also returning in goal to please his fans with his magnificent keeping skills.
Form (Premier League): WWDWDW
Form (all competitions): WWDWDW
Brighton vs Manchester United – Predicted Lineups
Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Burn; Stephens, Bissouma; Connolly, Mac Allister, Mooy; Maupay
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Pogba; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Manchester United has been on the high horse in their last 3 fixtures with two wins and a convincing draw. Considering their current form, it should be a walk in the park for one of the greatest clubs in English Premier League history.
However, it isn’t as simple as it sounds.
Brighton has a record of not losing to United at home since 1982, which can put a substantial amount of pressure on the Red Devils.
So, we believe that Brighton will try to put up a convincing fight. However, Manchester United is definitely the favorite going in their away fixture.
Score: Brighton (1 – 2) Manchester United
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