EPL: Manchester united vs Brighton & Hove Albion – Match Preview
Manchester united will be hoping to bounce back from their champions league defeat to Basel in the midweek with a home win over Brighton at old Trafford in the first ever meeting between this two
Date: 25 November 2017
Kickoff: 8:30 pm (IST), 16:30 (GMT)
Broadcast: Star sports select 1, BT sport
Live stream: Hotstar, BT sport live, bet365
Venue: Old Trafford
Red devils are carrying a torrid away form so far this season in all competitions but are powerful at home and will hope to gain total points when they welcome Brighton at old Trafford.
United will also hoping to extend their unbeaten streak of 38 games since their defeat in the derby against city last season.
United are lucky to call back Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic from injury and give them some playing minutes. The former patrolled the thrashing of Newcastle by 4-1 last weekend. Good to see that Romelu Lukaku seeing the face of goal since September. But Jose lacks important center backs in the game with Phil Jones and Eric Bailly ruled out which may turn into a concern.
Chris Houghton side at last breathed some premier league air and are currently on five games unbeaten perch defeating the likes of west ham, west Brom, Newcastle and Swansea. They drew 2-2 with Stoke last weekend which turned out to be an enthusiast point shared at Amex. They also achieved points against Southampton and Everton.
But they face a massive test in old Trafford which contains a defense not been breached more than two times.
United will give a rare start to Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof with Jones and Eric Bailly out.
Though Pogba and Zlatan are back to feature in the game, they cannot play more minutes due to fatigue
Hove Albion have a full squad without injury concerns heading into this fixture.
Man United starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Young; Matic, Pogba; Martial, Mata, Rashford; Lukaku
Brighton starting XI: Ryan; Bruno, Hunemeier, Dunk, Suttner; Knockhaert, Stephens, Dropper, March; Gross, Murray