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Manchester United vs Brighton and Hove Albion prediction, preview, team news and more | Premier League 2020-21




The premier league returns to action after an international break as Manchester United entertain Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday at Old Trafford.

Fresh impressive victories over Southampton and Newcastle United, rejuvenated Brighton Side aims to build on those results and strengthen their position in the diary.

Graham Potter’s men scored all three points against colleagues from Newcastle United’s fight last time. Leandro Trossard, Danny Welbeck and Neal Maupay hit the target to secure the win.

The result was that the Seagulls withdrew from the relegation zone when they moved to 16th place, six points above relegation-threatened Fulham.

In the meantime, Manchester United kicked out of the FA Cup Leicester City just before the international break.

Kelechi Iheanacho was the star of that match as he took two goals and an assist to inspire the Foxes to a 3-1 win.

Manchester United’s only hope for the silver is now UEFA Europa League. They will occupy Granada in the first game of the quarterfinal clash next week.

Manchester United – Brighton and Hove Albion, mutual duels

In all 25 matches, Manchester United took victories on 17 different occasions, while the guests managed to achieve only three victories. Five more games ended completely straight.

Their last meeting was in the League Cup back in September 2020, when Manchester United secured a pleasant 3-0 victory.

Manchester United Form Guide (all competitions): WDWWL

Brighton and Hove Albion Form Guide (all competitions): LLLWW

Manchester United vs Brighton and Hove Albion Team News

Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without the services of Anthony Martial, who was injured on international duty in France. He was joined at the treatment table by Victor Lindelof, who has no back problems.

Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have recovered from the England squad due to injuries but are in the ranks for the Red Devils on Sunday.

Injured: Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof

Suspended: None

Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton suffered a huge blow as Aaron Connolly suffered an injury while on the Republic of Ireland national team.

He joins people like Adam Webster, Florin Andone, Solly March and Tariq Lamptey on the sidelines.

Injured: Adam Webster, Florin Andone, Solly March, Aaron Connolly, Tariq Lamptey.

Suspended: None

Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion Anticipated XI

Manchester United predicts XI (4-2-3-1): Dean Henderson; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw; Fred, Scott McTominay; Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford; Edinson Cavani

Brighton & Hove Albion Predict XI (4-4-2): Robert Sanchez, Joel Veltman, Ben White, Lewis Dunk, Dan Burn, Pascal Gross, Yves Bissouma, Steven Alzate, Leandro Trossard, Neal Maupay, Danny Welbeck

Manchester United – Brighton and Hove Albion Prediction

Manchester United will strive to return to victories ahead of their Europa League clash with Granada. We predict that the Red Devils will draw a close victory in this match.

Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion

Posted April 3, 2021, 3:28 AM IST