M anchester United return to Premier League action against Brighton on Sunday as the season reaches its business end. United went into th...
anchester United return to Premier League action against Brighton on Sunday as the season reaches its business end.
United went into the international break on the back of an FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Leicester, but had won twice in a row in the league - including against Manchester City at the Etihad - and will be looking to rebuild momentum.
United look sure to secure a Champions League spot next season, currently sitting second to runaway leaders Man City, but also have hopes of winning the Europa League having progressed to the quarter-finals.
Brighton, meanwhile, are not yet sure of Premier League survival, but do have a six point cushion heading into the weekend.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Man United vs Brighton is scheduled for a 7:30pm kick-off on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
The game will be played behind closed doors at Old Trafford because of current coronavirus restrictions.
How to watch Man United vs Brighton
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or app.
Man United vs Brighton team news
United are likely to be without Anthony Martial but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful of having Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford available after both missed the international break through injury.
Victor Lindelof also missed training with an ongoing back complaint, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to confirm whether David De Gea or Dean Henderson will start in goal on Sunday.
Brighton are hopeful Aaron Connolly will be available as the striker trained on Friday despite heavy bruising on his foot.
Adam Webster could return from an ankle injury against Everton next week but the trip to Old Trafford comes too soon, while Percy Tau is now quarantining after featuring for South Africa during the international break.
Tariq Lamptey and Solly March remain on the sidelines.
Man United vs Brighton prediction
Much will depend on the attacking options available to Solskjaer, with Rashford, Greenwood and Martial all doubts, but even so his side should have too much quality.
3-0 home win.
Man United vs Brighton Premier League head-to-head
Man United wins: 5
Brighton wins: 2
Last meeting: Brighton 2-3 Man United (September 26, 2020)
Man United vs Brighton odds and betting tips
Man United to win: 5/7
Brighton to win: 9/2
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