Follow all the action as United continue their pursuit of the Champions League while Brighton eye another step towards Premier League safety
Manchester United take on Brighton tonight in the Premier League as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side continue their pursuit of the top four.
United are in-form and full of confidence, having thrashed Sheffield United 3-0 and advanced to the FA Cup semi-finals last week, although they remain five points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.
Brighton have also enjoyed a successful restart, with Neal Maupay playing hero and villain – scoring the winner against Arsenal and missing a penalty against Leicester – as the Seagulls have taken four points from their two games. Follow all the action live:
Brighton look as though they’re going to set up in a 5-4-1 diamond. Aaron Connolly’s inclusion suggests they’ll look to hit Man Utd on the counter attack.
A tactic that seemed to work against the Red Devils earlier in the season as they found it difficult to break teams down.
But United have kept seven clean sheets in their last 12 Premier League matches so it could be a good contest.
Brighton manager Graham Potter believes his side can continue their good form and take all three points tonight telling Sky Sports:
“We’ve had a positive couple of games but we have to start again. It is the Premier League and we play against a good side that are in good form.
“This is a chance to get three points. That is how we look at it. Manchester United are good team fighting for the Champions League and it will be a tough game, but it is a chance for three points.
“I’ve reminded them they are good players and have to work hard if they want to get a result. History is fine but doesn’t count for anything tonight.
“We need a good start, to play well, you need a bit of luck against this quality of opposition, but we have to make sure we do our best.”
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Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are all expected to start having been benched for the club’s FA Cup victory over Norwich. Both Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes completed 120 mins during the tie, although both are still expected to start.
Adam Webster is a doubt after being taken off with a hamstring injury last time out, while Tariq Lamptey required stitches after a clash of heads. Jose Izquierdo is still out with a knee problem.
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