Diyouh Peter   2022-08-06   10 Valid views

Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion - Preview ,prediction, team news, lineups ,available players, missing players 

When Manchester United hosts Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, Erik ten Hag will be attempting to have the best possible start to his tenure as manager of the Red Devils. 

Man United came in at number six in the standings last season, trailing Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place by almost 13 points, while Brighton came in at number nine, scoring a remarkable 51 points. 

Anthony Martial will not play because of a hamstring issue, according to Man United manager Ten Hag, which might allow Ronaldo to start in the middle of the field. 

However, the Portuguese are likely to suffer from a lack of playing time this summer, which could result in Marcus Rashford moving to center and Anthony Elanga replacing him in the side in a wide position.

Jadon Sancho's ability to recover from an illness in a timely manner could be crucial, since the England international has not been seen participating in practice this week and was not mentioned by Ten Hag at his press conference. 

Lisandro Martinez might make his defensive center debut, and Malacia might replace Luke Shaw at left back after the Englishman missed last weekend's game due to sickness. 

Brandon Williams (unspecified) and Facundo Pellistri (ankle) are both expected to be out, and the club has still suspended Mason Greenwood. 

With the exception of Jakub Moder, who has been out with a long-term knee injury, Brighton has a totally healthy squad, according to Potter, who made this known during his pre-game news conference. 

Cucurella's departure may provide access for ,The left wing-back position will be filled by Solly March, and Alexis MacAllister, who has recovered from a groin injury, will start. 

With Danny Welbeck possibly leading the line against his former team, Leandro Trossard, who scored three goals against Espanyol the last time out, will also be present in an offensive position.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Maguire, L Martinez, Malacia; Fred, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Elanga; Rashford

Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Webster; Lamptey, Mwepu, Gross, March; MacAllister, Welbeck, Trossard

PREDICTION : Manchester United 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion