4-3-3: Predicted Man United XI vs Brighton – Lukaku starts

Manchester United have been on an absolute tear recently, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team winning six from six and looking mightily impressive in the process.

Next up for the Red Devils is an extremely winnable home game against Brighton & Hove Albion. The Seagulls will come to Old Trafford looking organised and sitting back to hold on for a point.

It’s up to United’s attack to break them down and carve out those openings which won’t be easy, so I expect Solskjaer to pick an extremely offensive starting line-up.

After his unbelievable performance last time out, David de Gea will continue as he looks to earn his fourth clean sheet in a row.

Luke Shaw will be the starting left-back, with Ashley Young opposite him over on the right. Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof have proven to be an extremely solid option over the last few weeks. Why break up that partnership?

In games like these, you only need one man sitting in. Nemanja Matic will be that player, and he’ll allow the creation of opportunities to the superstars in front of him.

Paul Pogba will play slightly higher up, but Juan Mata will also start in the #10 role. Marcus Rashford will shift over to the left, with Jesse Lingard playing on the right, allowing Romelu Lukaku to play bully-ball with those physical Brighton defenders.


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