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Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Preview | Premier League 2020/21


Second-placed Manchester United host sixteenth-placed Brighton and Hove Albion in a Sunday evening encounter at Old Trafford. The Red Devils will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss against Leicester City in the FA Cup. United crashed out of the tournament after a disappointing night out against the Foxes.

However, Manchester United have a very good form in the league. They have not lost a game since the end of January. United’s title hopes are however pretty much done for as Manchester City sits 17 points clear at the top.

Brighton on the other hand are not having the best of their seasons in the league. They are currently sixteenth in the table, six points above the relegation zone. Although they did manage to pick up two wins in their last two games, an away fixture at Old Trafford could prove difficult for them.

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David De Gea is set to return in front of goal for the Red Devils after missing out six games after the birth of his child. Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have suffered knocks but will most likely feature against Brighton while Anthony Martial sustained an injury while on international duty and could be set to miss out.

Eric Bailly could return to partner Harry Maguire in the middle of the defense as Victor Lindelof is a fitness concern ahead of this game.


Florin Andone, Solly March, Adam Webster and Tariq Lamptey are all set to miss out this weekend with their respective injuries. Aaron Connolly picked up an injury while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland and will sit out the fixture in Manchester.

Predicted Lineups

Manchester United(4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Pogba; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani.

Brighton(3-4-1-2): Sanchez; White, Dunk, Burn; Gross, Bissouma, Lallana, Moder; Trossard; Maupay, Welbeck.


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