Brighton vs Manchester United Preview

Manchester United travel to Brighton for their penultimate game of the season. Following an impressive and emphatic 3-0 win over Brentford, United will want to finish strongly. Brighton have been impressive this season as they sit 9th and still have a chance at the Conference League place which West Ham currently hold. They impressed in their 3-0 win over Wolves and will look to take that form to Manchester United. Brighton have lost their last two home games against United but this team has been all over the place this season and Brighton could steal a win. Here’s all you need to know:

Brighton vs Manchester United Match Information:

Teams: Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United
Date: Saturday 7th May 2022
KO Time: 17:30 GMT
Stadium: Amex Stadium
Managers: Graham Potter and Ralf Rangnick
Referee: Andy Madley

Team News:


Enock Mwepu joins Sarmiento and Moder on the injury list. Mwepu was withdrawn against Wolves with a groin injury. Lallana and Gross are both available for Graham Potter and Welbeck is likely to replace Maupay upfront.

Manchester United

Paul Pogba remains out along with Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly through injury. Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford are both ill with tonisilitis and bronchitis respectively. Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka return from injury but may not be risked yet.

Interesting Facts:

  • Brighton have two wins over Manchester United in the Premier League. Both have come at the Amex, both have come under Jose Mourinho.
  • Brighton’s last goal against Manchester United was scored by Danny Welbeck.
  • Bruno Fernandes has 4 goals and 3 assists in his last four games against the Seagulls.
  • The last time Manchester United played at the Amex, Bruno Fernandes scored a 100th minute penalty after the final whistle.

Brighton vs Manchester United Predicted XI

I expect very few changes. De Gea will keep his place. Varane and Lindelof may see out the season and I expect Dalot and Telles to stay in the team for now. Matic may make way for Fred and McTominay will keep his place after an impressive performance. Mata will stay in the team and I expect no changes to the rest of the front four either.

Predicted XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Elanga, Mata, Fernandes; Ronaldo

Predicted Score:

Manchester United may have more confidence but they are playing a far better and more structured team to Brentford. I expect it to be trickier and a struggle to keep the ball at times.

United to draw 1-1

Author: Arjun Handa

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