The highly anticipated matchup between Man United and Brighton & Hove Albion is set to take place this weekend. Both teams have been in top form this season and will be looking to continue their winning streak. Ahead of the game, let’s take a look at the lineups for both teams.
Man United Lineup
Man United’s lineup for the match consists of David De Gea in goal, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw in defence. In midfield, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay will be playing in the double pivot with Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford on the wings. Up front, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani will be the two strikers.
Brighton & Hove Albion Lineup
Brighton & Hove Albion will be fielding a 4-4-2 formation for the match. Robert Sanchez will be in goal, with Joel Veltman, Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk and Dan Burn in defence. The midfield will consist of Yves Bissouma, Pascal Gross, Solly March and Steven Alzate. Up front, Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard will be leading the attack.
Both teams have strong lineups and it should be an interesting match. With Man United looking to extend their winning streak, and Brighton & Hove Albion looking to prove their mettle, we can look forward to a thrilling encounter.
Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion faced off in a Premier League match at the Amex Stadium. The match was a closely-fought contest with both teams looking to establish their superiority.
The starting lineups for both sides were as follows:
Manchester United: David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial.
Brighton & Hove Albion: Mathew Ryan, Tariq Lamptey, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Dan Burn, Pascal Groß, Steven Alzate, Douglas Luiz, Neal Maupay, Leandro Trossard, Alexis Mac Allister.
The formation used by both teams was a 4-3-3. Manchester United lined up in a deep block, with a tight and compact defending structure, relying heavily on breakaways up-front. Brighton & Hove Albion focused on keeping the ball possession and building attacks from the deep.
The first half began with Manchester United dominating possession but failing to offer any real threat in the attacking third. Brighton & Hove Albion were able to contain the away team and were mostly restricted to long-range shots and counter-attacks. The first half ended 0-0 with both teams searching for a breakthrough.
The second half presented an improved performance by both sides. Brighton & Hove Albion showed attacking intent with some great link-up plays between Mac Allister and Maupay. Manchester United increased the pressure and on the 70th minute, Marcus Rashford was able to capitalise on a mistake from Lamptey and score a well-taken goal. The goal seemed to give United the initiative and soon after, Rashford was able to get his brace from a composed finish from close range.
The final whistle blew with a 2-0 victory for Manchester United and players from both teams will have lessons to take from this encounter. Manchester United will now look to build on the result and continue their surge up the league table. Brighton & Hove Albion, on the other hand, will look to bounce back and mark their return to form.