Thursday, 21 November, 2019

Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Brighton

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Cary Erickson | 10 November, 2019, 17:56

However, United showed signs of progress during an eye-catching 3-0 win at home to Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday, which they have the opportunity to build upon this weekend.

United have only won three league games all season which, for a side with their talent and resources, speaks for itself.

Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford got on the scoresheet in the Europa League game, and they should retain their places in the team, while Mason Greenwood will be replaced by Daniel James on the right.

While consistency isn't exactly a word you'd use to describe United this season, they've found a bit more success than usual in recent weeks. They are a team in transition, with young and very talented players.

Having looked ever more harried and haggard this season, Solskjaer has at least managed to maintain some tired optimism under pressure. But Solskjaer is hopeful of having both of them back for the game.

Brighton look set to be without Adam Webster, Jose Izquierdo and Bernardo ahead of this game.

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"[The 1-1 draw at home against] Liverpool was a good performance, Partizan was a good performance and the fans have been great, so we are ready".

It would not be enough, however, as United held on to secure the three points and continue their record-breaking winning streak.

Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe, Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah will all by missing today's encounter for the home side due to their injury issues. They have got global players, a good manager and we expect a very hard game.

Brighton head into Sunday's game two places and two points above United in eighth.

First, Solskjaer will turn his attention to Brighton's visit to Old Trafford on Sunday but he is already sweating on the fitness of midfielder Scott McTominay, who was forced off against Partizan because of an ankle injury. The Seagulls have no intention of selling the 22-year-old however, and Graham Potter sees the centre-back as a future permanent fixture in his side.