Predicted line-ups for Manchester United vs Brighton clash, Scott McTominay facing race against time to be fit


Predicted line-ups for Manchester United vs Brighton clash, Scott McTominay facing race against time to be fit

Manchester United will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they host Brighton on Sunday.

The Red Devils lost 1-0 to Bournemouth last weekend and have won just one of their last six league games.

Scott McTominay could still play against Brighton despite being forced off with an ankle knock in Thursday’s win over Partizan Belgrade
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In contrast, Brighton, who are eighth and two places above Manchester United after 11 games, are in fine form.

The Seagulls have won three of their last four games, including impressive victories over Tottenham and Everton.

Manchester United are still without injured players Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Axel Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw, and Diogo Dalot for the Brighton game.

David de Gea will resume goalkeeping duties after Sergio Romero was in-between the sticks for the club’s 3-0 victory over Partizan Belgrade on Thursday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had an indifferent start to the season with Man United
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Victor Lindelof could return from a foot injury, which sidelined him for the midweek Europa League clash, to partner Harry Maguire in defence, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Ashley Young operating as full-backs.

Scott McTominay was forced off in the 75th minute against Partizan Belgrade after picking up an ankle knock, but told reporters afterwards he ‘should be fine’ for the weekend.

Fred and Pereira are likely to partner the academy graduate in midfield, while Daniel James, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are expected to play in a front three.

Manchester United have an injury-hit squad at the moment
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is wary of the threat Brighton pose to his side.

He said: “They have loads of footballers who are comfortable on the ball.

“The last four games they’ve really, really turned a corner for me and are dominating teams, controlling games.

“Even the defeat against Aston Villa they were drawing that until the sending off. The last four I count as wins for them, really.

“We’ve got to have loads of energy to go about pressing them because we can’t let them be confident here at Old Trafford.”