MATCH PREVIEW: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Manchester United (EFL Cup)


Manchester United travel to the Amex Stadium to play Brighton & Hove Albion for the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday …. yes, you read that correctly, the same opponent, and same stadium as last Saturday’s match.

Needless to say, Brighton might have revenge on their mind after that dramatic penalty kick loss suffered by the foot of Bruno Fernandes as time was officially expired. 

United Team News

United will more than likely deploy their Cup side meaning wholesale changes on the starting 11.

Expect Dean Henderson to be back in the net, hopefully, to repeat his clean sheet against Luton Town in round 3 of the EFL Cup.

Donny van de Beek, Eric Bailly, Brandon Williams and Odion Ighalo all likely to come into the side.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Nemanja Matic should also play as they are short of match fitness, and it was pretty obvious that Wan-Bissaka is still al little rusty after his marker had multiple shots on goal on Saturday.

Daniel James could switch to the left with Mason Greenwood operating on the right.

Harry Maguire is likely to keep his spot at the back, though, as Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are still injured.

As a result, there is likely to be a spot in the squad for 18-year-old center-back Teden Mengi, who is now training with the first team on a full-time basis after making a big impression on Solskjaer.

Opposition Watch

Brighton are still without the suspended Yves Bissouma, while Jose Izquierdo and Florin Andone remain sidelined through injury.

Neal Maupay will be particularly keen to make amends for giving away the last-gasp penalty at the weekend, having earlier given the Seagulls the lead.

Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:

Steele; Veltman, Burn, Dunk, Bernardo; Propper, Sanders; Jahanbakhsh, Gross, Mac Allister; Maupay

Manchester United possible starting lineup:

Henderson; Dalot, Bailly, Maguire, Williams; Fred, Matic; James, Van de Beek, Lingard; Ighalo

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