Manchester United vs Brighton
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 15 February 2022
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
The match was supposed to take place in December, but we’ll finally get to witness the two sides square off two months later. Manchester United will play Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday night in a match that was postponed due to the Red Devils’ COVID-19 outbreak. Now the two sides will face off, and it appears that they will enter the contest in quite different spirits.
Manchester United vs Brighton Head to head :
- The latest encounter had ended in a 2-1 win for Rangnick’s men.
- They are on a six-fixture winning streak.
- It’s been four years since they lost a clash against this foe.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% winning record this past decade.
Manchester United vs Brighton Prediction :
Given Man United’s previous dismal performances and the necessity of them winning in order to overtake West Ham into the Champions League positions, an ultra-attacking playstyle is reasonably expected.
Brighton, on the other hand, will not give up and will almost certainly generate a number of chances moving forward against a United defense that is far from convincing.
The visitors have scored at least once in each of their past nine games in all competitions, and will head to Old Trafford knowing that if all of their players perform at the same level as they did against Watford, they will have a good opportunity of picking up at least a point. In the end, the smart play is to support both teams to score.
Manchester United vs Brighton Team News :
Man United will have Fred available for selection after a positive COVID-19 test, while Nemanja Matic will miss out due to a shin injury.
The returning Fred might play in a midfield three alongside Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes, with Sancho, Marcus Rashford, and Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the front three.
Due to the absence of Edinson Cavani due to a groin injury, as well as Mason Greenwood and Eric Bailly, the team will be similar to the one that faced Southampton.
Due to his troubles in recent weeks, Victor Lindelof has put a lot of pressure on Harry Maguire, but the England international might keep his place; nevertheless, there could be a change at left-back, with Alex Telles replacing Luke Shaw.
Jeremy Sarmiento and Enock Mwepu are out due to injury for Brighton, but the visitors are generally in good form coming into Tuesday’s match.
Yves Bissouma, who has returned from international service, might start, while Leandro Trossard is pressing to join Memphis Depay in the last third of the pitch at Old Trafford, which could see Danny Welbeck slip to the bench.
The away side’s XI is unlikely to include many surprises, with Adam Lallana set to start again in a 3-5-2 shape, while Tariq Lamptey – a reported transfer target for the Red Devils – is slated to play as a wing-back.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Rashford, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Webster; Lamptey, Lallana, Bissouma, Moder, Cucurella; Maupay, Trossard