Brighton will look to continue their good form this weekend and inflict more pain on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United.
Brighton smashed Newcastle last weekend and had two fine cup wins on either side of that victory at St James’ Park.
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Graham Potter’s men will want to build on that when United travel to the South Coast for Saturday’s kick-off at noon.
The Red Devils kick off their 2020/21 campaign this past weekend, losing 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace.
There are growing unrest among United loyalists over their result and the club’s lack of transfer activity this summer.
Solskjaer will need a big performance in Brighton to calm some of his critics and talkSPORT will be there to bring you all the action exclusively live.
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Brighton v Manchester United team news
Brighton star Tariq Lamptey is expected to be fit despite a leg injury against Newcastle last weekend.
Yves Bissouma is serving the second game of his three-game suspension.
Christian Walton, Jose Izquierdo and Florin Andone remain injured.
For United, they have no new injury concerns and will recall their first-team players after making some big changes for their midweek cup clash.
The only United absent are defenders Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones.
Summer signing Donny van de Beek will push for his first Premier League start.
Brighton v Manchester United: What has been said?
Graham Potter, Brighton boss: “Manchester United were probably the best team at the time [in their 3-0 win in Sussex in June], really, really strong.
“It was a tough night, but Solskjaer is that type of character who doesn’t get too excited when things are going really well and who doesn’t go down too much when things aren’t going so well.
“He’s pretty consistent in his behavior and tries his best, works hard and waits for the next opportunity.
He added: “The players are in a good position, working for each other,” he said.
“The understanding of what we’re trying to do is growing, so it’s nice.
“At the same time, we know what football is. There are challenges to overcome and things can change quickly, so just try to stay level as much as possible and look forward to the next game.
Brighton v Manchester United: statistics and facts about the match
- Brighton have won three of their last four home league games against Manchester United, although they lost that exact game 0-3 last season.
- Manchester United have won each of the last three Premier League encounters with Brighton – of all the current top teams only against Leicester (4) are the Red Devils on a longer winning streak.
- Brighton have won two of their last three Premier League games (L1), as many as they had in their previous 17 (D9 L6). The Seagulls are looking to claim back-to-back league wins for the first time since November 2019.
- Brighton have won just one of their 10 Premier League home games so far in 2020 (D4 L5), beating Arsenal 2-1 in June. The Seagulls have lost four of their last five games at Amex Stadium (D1), scoring at least three goals in each loss.
- Manchester United have not lost their first two Premier League games since the inaugural campaign in 1992-93 (1-2 against Sheffield United, 0-3 against Everton), when they won the title.
- Manchester United have won their last four away Premier League games by an aggregate score of 10-0. The last Premier League team to win five consecutive away games without conceding was Manchester United in December 2011.
- Manchester United haven’t won their first away league game in any of the past two seasons (D1 L1), including a 2-3 loss to Brighton in 2018-19.
- Neal Maupay was involved in Brighton’s three goals in their 3-0 victory over Newcastle last weekend (2 goals, 1 assist); the Frenchman hadn’t scored or assisted more than one goal in a game in any of his 38 previous appearances in the competition.
- Pascal Groß has scored (3) or assisted (1) in each of his last four Premier League appearances against Manchester United, scoring the game-winning goal in Brighton’s two wins over the Red Devils in the competition.
- Against Crystal Palace in their opener, Bruno Fernandes had the most shots (3), most chances created (5), most touches (123), most assists (94) and crosses open (6) to all Manchester United players. .