Manchester United aims to open their account in Premier League 2020-21 when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.
Manchester United meet Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium in Saturday’s Premier League clash at Amex Stadium. United off to a losing start in the 2020-21 season as they suffered 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. United finished at third in the previous season after a remarkable second half. The Red Devils lost their opening home game for the third time. When the clock was ticking fast, De Beek netted the goal in 80th minute to give some hopes to put scoreline 2-1 but Zaha completed his brace with a strike in 85th minute. United got a confidence-boosting win in the last EFL Cup game against Luton 3-0, courtesy of Mata, Greenwood and Rashford. Red Devils will play next to Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal in their next four league games so they need a much-needed victory in this game.
Meanwhile, Brighton lost their opening game to Chelsea 3-1 and defeated Newcastle United 3-0 to draw first blood in the season. Neal Mupay strikes twice in the first 7 minutes and Bissouma netted the 3rd goal in 88th minute. In last EFL Cup, Seagulls defeated Preston 2-0 to enter into the next round. After the home defeat to Chelsea, Brighton won three back-to-back games, scoring 9 goals and conceding none.
Team News & Possible Lineups
Brighton & Hove Albion
Yves Bissouma will be unavailable after picking red card against Newcastle. Connolly and Tariq Lamptey are expected to see their names on the selection sheet. Jose Izquierdo, Florin Andone and Christian Walton are also sidelined for Saturday’s game.
Lineup: Ryan; White, Dunk, Webster; Lamptey, Propper, Alzate, March; Trossard, Connolly, Maupay
All competitions form: L W W W
Greenwood and Rashford both scored coming off the bench in the midweek will be in starting XI. Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are expected to sit, while Chris Smalling is unlikely to be picked in the XI due to his link with a move away.
Lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, Van de Beek; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
All competitions form: L W
2 goals and 1 assist in Premier League 2020-21
1 goal and 1 assist in Premier League 2020-21
1 goal and 1 assist in EFL Cup 2020
10 goals in Premier League 2019-20