The Red Devils take on The Seagulls this evening, for their second meeting within four days. This time it’s the Carabao Cup, with the confirmed Man Utd XI vs Brighton now in…
It wasn’t all that convincing on Saturday, though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men got the job done. Three points were an absolute must. This time, it’s all about progression into the Carabao Cup fifth round.
That’s easier said than done. Make no mistake about it, Graham Potter’s Brighton will want revenge here. Let’s be honest, they played better than us last time out, so we know how much of a threat they pose.
In terms of the team news, changes were expected by the Baby Faced Assassin. He’s made a few, though this team, that was announced moments ago, should have more than enough to get the job done…
Check out the confirmed Man Utd XI vs Brighton in full:
The first thing to note is that Dean Henderson is recalled to the starting line-up. You get the impression he’s going to be our cup goalkeeper this term – waiting in the wings for a David de Gea mistake.
Diogo Dalot starts. Yes, you read that correctly. He’s been frozen out over the last few months but tonight he gets his opportunity. Brandon Williams start as the left-back. Victor Lindelof gets the nod, with Eric Bailly completing the back four.
Scott McTominay needs minutes so he’ll play here. Brazilian Fred will partner him, as Donny van de Beek is given another opportunity to impress. This midfield is full of energy and work ethic, I’m expecting them to give Brighton a hard time.
Odion Ighalo leads the line at the Amex, with Daniel James and Juan Mata also included in the XI.
I’m surprised to see Jesse Lingard only make the bench here, while Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford are all amongst the subs. It’ll be a good evening’s rest for Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic.