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Preview: Man United vs. Brighton - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion. This includes predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Eric Ten Hug is bidding to get off to a perfect start to his reign as Manchester United Boss when red devil welcomes Brighton & Hove Albion Sunday afternoon, head to Old Trafford for the Premier League.

Manchester United finished sixth last season, some 13 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, while Brighton finished ninth with 51 points in an impressive season.

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Ten Hag won’t be able to turn Man United into title contenders again, but the Dutchman is expected to lead a top-four charge this season, with teams Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. Etc., behind Manchester City and Liverpool.

Last season, the Red Devils scored only 58 points, 13 points off the top four. This shows that they need to improve for next season, especially with Tottenham and Arsenal both improving their teams. Impressive sign.

Manchester United could only sign three players this summer. Tyrell Malasia, Christian Eriksen When Lisandro Martinezsurrounding speculation Cristiano RonaldoThe future has ruled the past four weeks, giving his reign in the Ten Hag an ugly start.

The 20-time England champion played a total of six pre-season games, defeating Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace in the first three before drawing with Aston Villa, losing to Atletico Madrid and Lajo Vallecano in the final three. It was a draw.

The Red Devils will face Brentford (A), Liverpool (H) and Southampton (A) in the next three games. It will be interesting to see where they are on the standings heading into the opener against Leicester City. of September.

Brighton & Hove Albion's Leandro Trossard celebrates with his teammates after scoring his first goal on 9 April 2022© Reuters

Meanwhile, Brighton finished ninth in the Premier League last season with 51 points from 38 appearances.

The Seagulls trailed seventh-placed West Ham United by just five points last season, but such is the nature of the Premier League that the club lost two key figures over the summer transfer window. Yves Bisma Moved to Tottenham Hotspur Mark Cucurella to Chelsea.

there is an addition, Julio Enciso When Simon Adingra while arriving Levi Colwill I went on loan from Chelsea and it will be difficult. Graham PotterThe side that challenges the top 10 finish this season.

Brighton played five pre-season friendlies this summer, beating Estoril, Reading and Espanyol, as well as drawing with Union SG and losing to fellow Premier League side Brentford at the end of July.

The Seagulls recorded a 4-0 victory over Manchester United at the end of last season, but suffered a 2-0 defeat in reverse at Old Trafford to win the league match at home to the 20-time English champions. It never happened. This shows the size of Sunday’s tasks.

Manchester United pre-season form:

Brighton & Hove Albion pre-season form:

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Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo against Rayo Vallecano on 31 July 2022© Reuters

Man United manager Ten Hag said at a press conference on Friday: Anthony Marshall A hamstring problem could cause Ronaldo to start midway, thus ruling him out of the contest.

However, the lack of playing time this summer could be a disadvantage for the Portuguese. Marcus Rashford move to the center and Anthony Elanga Enter the side in a wide position.

can depend greatly on whether Jadon Sancho The England squad was not photographed in training this week and was not mentioned by Ten Hag during his discussion with the media, thus overcoming the illness in time.

Lisandro Martinez could debut at center of defense and Marasia can nod Luke Shaw At left-back, the Englishman was sidelined with illness last weekend.

Facundo Peristri (ankle) and Brandon Williams (unspecified) is likely to be absent, but Mason Greenwood The suspension from the club continues.

As for Brighton, Potter made it clear at the pre-match press conference that he had a perfectly fit squad besides him. Jakub ModerOut of action for a long time due to a knee injury.

Cucurella’s departure Solly March While playing as a left-sided wingback, Alexis Mac Allister It will be a start after shaking off the crotch problem.

Leandro Trossard He scored three goals in the last game against Espanyol and works in the attacking area as well. Danny Welbeck Potentially leading against his former club.

Candidates for the Manchester United starting XI:
De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, L Martinez, Malasia. Fred, McTominay. Sancho, Fernandez, Elanga.Rashford

Brighton & Hove Albion starting options:
Sanchez; Veltmann, Dunk, and Webster. Lamptey, Mwep, Gross, March.McAllister, Welbeck, Trossard

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Manchester United 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Ten Hag are under a lot of pressure to start the campaign on a positive note, but given the quality of Brighton and the fact that they have a good coach, it will be a tricky affair for the Dutchman. are weakened by the departure of several key players, and Man United believe they can start the 2022-23 season with a win.

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