Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to maintain his perfect track record when Manchester United lock horns with Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday. The Manchester United Vs Brighton game will provide Solskjaer an opportunity to set a new record as an United manager.
The Red Devils have been in terrific form since Ole has taken charge. All the players seem to have found their mojo back.Under the new caretaker manager, the Reds will be aiming to keep up their winning momentum as the battle to the top 4 intensifies.
The Red Devils head into the Manchester United Vs Brighton & Hove Albion game level on points with 5th placed Arsenal. They are 6 points adrift 4th placed Chelsea and 7 apart from Spurs, who they recently beat.
Since Ole’s arrival, United have secured 6 wins in as many games and will look to continue their rich dominating form. Let us have a look at how the Reds could possibly shape up to welcome the Seagulls.
Predicted Line-up for the Manchester United Vs Brighton Fixture
Goalkeeper: David de Gea
When it comes to the goalkeeper position, it is almost guaranteed that the Spaniard starts. It is that one position in the team that has never been in doubt for the past few years. After his exploits at Wembley, Ole will likely bank on David for the Seagull meeting at the Theatre of Dreams.
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Defenders: Ashley Young, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw
It seems unlikely of Ole to tamper the defense line with experiments. It is no mystery that United have been a defensively weaker side this season in spite of having a world-class keeper.
Ashley Young and Luke Shaw will likely be the preferred fullbacks for the Manchester United Vs Brighton match. Center back pairing has been a headache throughout this season. Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling both are not completely fit and are unlikely to make the squad.
The Reds will be boosted by Eric Bailly’s return, who recently served a three match ban. The pair of Bailly and Lindelof are tipped to be the next Rio-Vidic and should be tried out more often.
Midfielders: Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba
This midfield combination has delivered the best results of late. The midfield setup has the guile and shrewdness of Paul Pogba, who’s been the best improvised player since Ole took charge.
The dexterity and nimbleness of both Herrera and Matic provide the accurate balance for a defensive offensive combination in midfield. Fred and Andreas Periera may find themselves on the bench.
Since his arrival, Fred hasn’t quite adapted to England and it remains to be seen whether he will be given some game-time as a substitute.
Forwards: Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial
Alexis has trained for an entire week and looks fit to get his place back into the team. It would be interesting to watch how Sanchez plays on the right-wing as his preferred position has been gobbled up by the Frenchman in his absence.
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Anthony Martial has done extremely well in making the Left Wing his preferred spot by netting in 9 goals across all competitions this season.
Marcus Rashford has been wily and eccentric in the striker position. He is giving a tough competition to Romelu Lukaku and is expected to start ahead of him in the Manchester United Vs Brighton fixture.
Although, the Belgian has netted 3 goals in 4 appearances since the Norwegian manager’s arrival, it is expected of Rashford to start. Jesse Lingard might come in as an impact substitute to up the tempo of the game if the need arises.
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