Intro: Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
The Premier League is back after the international break and Manchester United welcome Brighton to Old Trafford on Sunday. Manchester United are looking to keep their Champions League place for next year and a win against Brighton would be a good start before the final runin of the season.
Match Build Up
Manchester United have won each of their last five meetings with Brighton in all competitions, netting exactly three goals in each of the last four. Brighton have never won away against United in 12 previous visits (D2 L10). The Seagulls lost each of their last six games at Old Trafford against the Red Devils.
Manchester United are looking to keep five consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since August 2017 under José Mourinho. Brighton are looking to win three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since October 2018.
23% of the goals scored in Premier League meetings between Manchester United and Brighton have been from the penalty spot (5/22). No fixture has seen a higher ratio scored from the spot in the competition (min. 20 goals scored).
Manchester United Team News
Marcus Rashford is training and will hopefully be available, despite being forced to leave England’s camp with an ankle injury. Mason Greenwood is also striving to be fit after withdrawing from the England Under-21s squad. Anthony Martial sustained a knee problem while with France. There is also a doubt over Victor Lindelof, who missed Sweden’s final match of the break.
De Gea – Shaw – Maguire – Lindelof – AWB – Pogba – McTominay – Greenwood – Bruno – James – Cavani/Rashford