Today, Manchester United aims to bounce back from their recent 3-1 defeat to Arsenal as they host Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League clash.
The previous encounter against Arsenal was a closely contested match, with the game finely balanced in the second half until Arsenal secured two late goals. United’s efforts were further hampered by the substitutions of Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof. However, the good news is that both defensive stalwarts are available to take on the Seagulls at Old Trafford today.
Manager Erik ten Hag is eager to break the unfortunate three-match losing streak against Brighton in the league and secure a convincing victory. To achieve this, he is likely to stick with a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Goalkeeper: Andre Onana continues as the undisputed starter in goal, seeking his second clean sheet of the season.
Defense: In the backline, we anticipate no changes. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot impressed in their full-back roles against Arsenal. Dalot, in particular, showcased his prowess at left-back, effectively containing Bukayo Saka for most of the match.
Central Defense: Martinez and Lindelof, both fully fit, are expected to resume their partnership in central defense. Raphael Varane remains sidelined due to injury.
Midfield: The midfield duo should consist of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen. Casemiro, in the number six role, is a guaranteed starter, while Eriksen is set to fill the void left by the injured Mason Mount.
Unavailable: Unfortunately, Sofyan Amrabat won’t be making his debut today as he is recovering from a minor back injury.
Attacking Changes: Up front, Rasmus Hojlund is likely to replace Anthony Martial as the main striker. With Antony unavailable, Facundo Pellistri is expected to take his place on the right wing.
Steady Performers: Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford are set to maintain their roles in the number 10 and left-wing positions, respectively. Rashford, in particular, has been in good form recently, contributing a goal, an assist, and a crucially won penalty in the previous matches.