MATCH PREVIEW: Brighton v Manchester United

Manchester United travel down to the south coast to take on Brighton & Hove Albion this Saturday evening.

Ralf Rangnick’s side will be looking to build upon Monday’s comfortable 3-0 win over Brentford in the Premier League.

The Reds currently occupy sixth place in the table, three points behind Tottenham, who have played two games more.

United go into the game on the back of a 3-0 victory at home against Brentford on Monday. Bruno Fernandes scored his 50th for the club as Ronaldo continued to break new records.

On the road, the Reds have had a disappointing run of form of late but Rangnick’s side will be looking to secure all three points in the first of two away matches to close out our campaign, with a trip to Crystal Palace to follow on the final day.

Brighton sit in ninth position after recently beating Arsenal and Tottenham. Graham Potter’s men have lost just one of their last six games, which was against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on 20 April.

This will be the 28th meeting between the two sides; the Reds have won on 19 occasions so far to Brighton’s three, with five games resulting in draws.  

In the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in February, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes were the scorers as United won 2-0. Brighton captain Lewis Dunk was shown a red card for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity when he brought down Anthony Elanga.

The Reds went to the Amex twice last season. In the Premier League, a Bruno Fernandes penalty won the game for United in dramatic fashion with the final kick. Earlier, a solo strike from Marcus Rashford and a own goal by Dunk set United up for a 3-2 win.

Four days later, United cruised to a 3-0 win in the League Cup, with Scott McTominay, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba all scoring.

Ralf Rangnick is hopeful that captain Harry Maguire will play again this season after being out with a knee injury, however Jadon Sancho has been ruled out for the remaining two games with tonsillitis by Rangnick.

Edinson Cavani and Fred may be in contention to start after making returns from the bench in the win against Brentford.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Telles; Fred, McTominay; Elanga, Mata, Fernandes; Ronaldo

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