Preview: Manchester United v Brighton – Premeier League Matchday 30
Manchester United welcome Brighton in the Premeier League today at 730 p.m. GST. Manchester United took care of Brighton in the first league fixture, a Bruno Fernandes in stoppage time won it for United.
Manchester United could put some distance on their league rivals, Chelsea and Leicester City both lost on Saturday, a win would see them go 4 points clear of Leicester and 9 clear of Chelsea.
Brighton have won their last two league games, putting some distance between them and the drop. They are currently 6 points ahead of Fulham.
In their last outing they easily took care of fellow relegation battlers, Newcastle. Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck was on the scoresheet for Brighton.
Brighton have had a disappointing season despite having some decent players: Yves Bissouma, Ben White, Adam Lallana, Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Pascal Gross, Leandro Trossard and Tariq Lamptey. The ladder is out for the rest of the season are all good players. Brighton can defend and like to get on the ball and keep it.
Manchester United could be without Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Mason Greenwood, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer they have been slightly injured. Rashford and Greenwood did practice the morning of the press conference and could be fit.
Ole spoke with MUTV about the injuries that were picked up during the break. When he spoke about Greenwood and Rashford:
“They need to get through the session on Saturday. They both joined in on Friday morning and hopefully they don’t get any reaction. If they complete the session on Saturday, they’ll be available for selection.”
He also commented on the health of Martial and Lindelof: “Neither of them trained on Friday morning. We’re still waiting for final confirmation on how they are.”
Paul Pogba could be fit and ready to go after receiving healthy amounts of minutes in the international without an obvious reaction.
It will also be interesting who Solskjaer chooses in the net. Before David de Gea became a father he was the first choice goalkeeper in the league. Dean Henderson replaced him in the lineup before the break.