Predicted Manchester United Line-up To Face Brighton & Hove Albion In The Premier League
Manchester United secured a place in next season’s Champions League with a 2-1 victory against Arsenal last week at Old Trafford and will be looking to ensure a runners-up place when they travel to South Coast to contest Brighton & Hove Albion.
The newly promoted Seagulls have impressed in their first top-flight campaign in a while but need a few more points to safeguard their survival. The Friday night fixture at Amex, therefore, holds massive significance for Chris Hughton’s men who would be determined to keep hold of their stay in Premier League football.
Probable Manchester United XI
Manager: Jose Mourinho
David De Gea (GK)
The Spaniard has been United’s rescuer on many occasions with his stunning reflexes in goal and is currently on the verge of winning the Golden Glove for the season.
Antonio Valencia (RB)
The experienced full-back has been quite impressive in a right-back role as he has offered his presence high up the pitch with overlaps, long-range efforts, link-up play, passing and crossing.
Chris Smalling (CB)
Smalling has been in good form of late and has put on some towering defensive displays. He has also netted some crucial goals in recent weeks.
Victor Lindelof (CB)
Struggled to settle in after his big-money move from Benfica. He is likely to be handed more minutes if Phil Jones is not declared fit for the tie. The Swedish international must put on a much-improved display next season.
Ashley Young (LB)
Has done a commendable job in a makeshift left-back role and has established himself as a first-team regular ahead of Daley Blind and Luke Shaw.
Nemanja Matic (CDM)
The ex-Chelsea midfielder reunited with Mourinho back in the summer and has featured regularly in the middle of the park throughout the season. A sure starter.
Ander Herrera (RCM)
Was heaving a sporadic role all season but his impact in recent weeks has earned the Spaniard back-to-back starts in the midfield ahead of highly-rated academy prodigy Scott McTominay, who was a regular starter for a lengthy spell midway through the campaign.
Paul Pogba (LCM)
The Frenchman has not justified his gigantic price tag but was quite impressive in the month of April that earned him a nomination for the Player of the Month award particularly following his brace which scripted a stunning comeback in the second half against Manchester City.
Jesse Lingard (RW)
Has uplifted his game drastically this season under Mourinho and emerged as a frequent contributor by scoring and assisting goals.
Alexis Sanchez (LW)
The winter signing from Arsenal has been a shadow of his earlier self but has improved lately with promises of more to come from next season onwards.
Marcus Rashford (ST)
Romelu Lukaku’s ankle injury forced Mourinho to take off the Belgian against Arsenal. Rashford, therefore, might be recalled against Brighton.