Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Match preview, team news, and predicted lineups

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Manchester United will be hosting Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday. The fixture will take place at 1:45 am IST at Old Trafford. Manchester United will play their 25th match of the league whereas Brighton will play their 24th match of the league. United have drawn last three consecutive matches and have lost points in the top-four race.

Manchester United are currently fifth on the Premier League table with 40 points. They have scored only 3 points out of a possible 9 points in the last three matches. United must win their next matches to fight for a top-four finish. They are facing tough competition from Arsenal, Tottenham, and West Ham to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Manchester United Premier League Form: D W W D D

Brighton & Hove Albion are currently ninth on the Premier League table with 33 points. They have pulled off some very good results against big clubs this season. They are very much capable of surprising a struggling United side. However, they have to be wary of the threat that United possesses and should be brave in order to get a result.

Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League Form: W D D D W

Team News

Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion: The Red Devils team news

Fred will be available for selection for United as he recently tested negative for COVID-19. However, Nemanja Matic is still facing issues with his shin and will not be available. Rangnick will have options to play in midfield due to the availability of Fred and the recent emergence of Paul Pogba.

Eric Bailly has returned to training for United but may not feature against Brighton. The German manager has confirmed Cavani’s unavailability due to a groin injury. Harry Maguire might be under pressure due to poor performances in recent matches. However, he is likely to get the nod ahead of Lindelof against Brighton.

Manchester United possible starting lineup

David De Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester United: The Seagulls team news

Jeremy Sarmiento and Enock Mwepu will not be featuring at Old Trafford but they remain in good shape to face United. Yves Bissouma has become undroppable for Brighton while Leandro Trossard could partner alongside Neal Maupay.

They are expected to play with the same 3-5-2 formation that includes Adam Lallana and also a transfer target of United Tariq Lamptey. Former United striker Danny Welbeck could feature from the bench as Trossard and Maupay are likely to start.

Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup

Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster; Tariq Lamptey, Adam Lallana, Yves Bissouma, Jakub Moder, Marc Cucurella; Neal Maupay, Leandro Trossard

Our Predictions

Manchester United 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Manchester United will be very serious before getting into the match as they are winless in their last three matches. Moreover, they are also fighting for a Champions League spot and every game is a must-win for them. Nevertheless, Brighton can hurt big teams with their attacking threat and scrap results from their opponents. Therefore, United will have to be cautious that they do not drop more points while fighting hard to win points.

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