Manchester United will be aiming to bounce back from last week’s disappointment when they host Bournemouth at Old Trafford in the Premier League, on Sunday evening (IST). It has been another dismal start to the season and the 20-time English champions already find themselves significant distance away from the top-four.
In fact, United have been so poor in the early going that it’s Brighton & Hove Albion who come into this match with an aspiration of breaking into the top-six, something which would have looked unrealistic at the start of the season.
Meanwhile, Brighton have ripped the Mickey out of every prediction under manager Graham Potter and have put themselves some distance away from the relegation scrimmage. The visitors are aiming for their 3rd straight win and the fifth in the last attempts in the league.
Manchester United had anther shocker last weekend as Bournemouth edged them with a deserving 1-0 win at Dean Court. It was the sixth defeat in six games for United. As mentioned, Bournemouth could make a hattrick of wins at Old Trafford.
Host: Manchester United
Visitors: Brighton & Hove Albion
Match Timing: November 10, 07:30 PM
Venue: Old Trafford
Despite Anthony Martial returning from a long injury lay-off, the Red Devils still have a lengthy injury list at the moment. Paul Pogba remains out due to ankle injury with no specific time table to return.
While the likes of Diogo Dalot (hip), Nemanja Matic (knock), Luke Shaw (thigh), Axel Tuanzebe (hip), Eric Bailly (knee), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (knee) remain on the sideline at the moment.
In addition, Ashley Young will be serving a one-game ban in this game due to the accumulation of yellow cards so he is ineligible to play.
With Shaw injured and Young serving a ban, Brandon Williams is expected to start at left-back against Brighton. That could be the only change in the playing 11 which featured at Dean Court last weekend.
Brighton & Hove Albion:
Bernardo has been ruled out with knee injury, while Jose Izquierdo (knee), Adam Webster (ankle) are out as well due to injuries.
Graham Potter has no reason whatsoever to flirt with the starting 11 that bettered Norwich City 2-0 last weekend.
Manchester United: De Gea (GK), Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Rojo, Williams, Fred, McTominay, Pereira, James, Rashford, Martial
Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan (GK), Burn, Dunk, Duffy, Montoya, Stephens, Propper, Alzate, Trossard, Connolly, Maupay
Though, both the teams head into this match on contrasting form, with the visitors very much in ascendancy these days, it’s the Red Devils who are firm-favorites to win the match here.