United v Brighton: Your essential guide
Manchester United host Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Sunday in the Premier League (kick-off 14:00 GMT).
United ran out 2-1 victors in our last meeting with the Seagulls at Old Trafford, and will be looking to bounce back in the Premier League, following a disappointing result at Bournemouth last Saturday, and build on Thursday's Europa League success against Partizan Belgrade.
Here’s all the information you need for the last match before the international break...
WHICH TV CHANNEL IS IT ON IN THE UK?
Unfortunately, the match isn’t being broadcast live in the UK – it has been switched to Sunday because of our Europa League commitments. MUTV subscribers will still be able to follow all the build-up through the ‘Match Day Live’ show from 13:30 GMT; this is then followed by live radio commentary. You can also keep up to date with what’s going on through our coverage on ManUtd.com and the Official App, where you can track live data and player statistics in the Match Centre. MUTV will be showing a full re-run of the game the following day.
Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire sustained knocks during our 3-0 victory over Partizan on Thursday night, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful both will be available. Victor Lindelof missed Thursday’s game with a back issue but could be in line to return on Sunday.
One man who is definitely out is captain Ashley Young, who is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign against Bournemouth. Other sidelined players such as Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe are not expected to return with midfielder Paul Pogba out for the rest of the month. For Brighton, centre-back Adam Webster is out along with Jose Izquierdo and Bernardo. Some positive news for Brighton is that attacking midfielder Leandro Trossard is back fit.
OUR RECORD AGAINST BRIGHTON
We have played 21 games against Brighton, winning 13 and losing three with five draws. Brighton have never won in their 11 visits to Old Trafford in all competitions, with the Reds winning nine and drawing two. Since their promotion to the Premier League in 2017, we have an even record, playing four matches with two wins apiece. In the last fixture, United ran out 2-1 winners at home thanks to a Pogba penalty and a stunning, curling effort from Marcus Rashford.
Former left-back Graham Potter played for Southampton in the Premier League where he was involved in a 6-3 win over United in 1996. He got his start managing Swedish side Östersund for three years before taking charge of Swansea City last season and then being appointed Brighton boss in the summer, replacing Chris Hughton.
United start the game two points behind Brighton when we play this Sunday. The Reds will be looking to transfer the scintillating attacking performance in Thursday night’s Europa League game to the Premier League. We have a strong home record this term with only one loss at Old Trafford in all competitions.
Albion will want to keep their winning run going after an impressive performance in a 2-0 victory at home to Norwich last weekend. The Seagulls have played well recently but have been poor on their travels with only two wins away from home in all competitions, an opening-day success against Watford, and a Carabao Cup victory at Bristol Rovers.
PLAYER TO WATCH
Summer signing Neal Maupay is Brighton's top scorer with four goals in 11 appearances. The Frenchman and Republic of Ireland teenager Aaron Connolly, who announced his arrival with a brace in the 3-0 win over Tottenham, have created a dynamic front two, who are mobile channel-runners that stretch defences. They also provide a threat from set-pieces, scoring the fourth-most in the division last season, with commanding centre-back Lewis Dunk and 36-year-old target man Glenn Murray also a threat, if utilised.
WHO'S THE REFEREE?
Jonathan Moss will take charge of his 31st United game on Sunday, with Marc Perry and Eddie Smart as his assistants. Kevin Friend will be the fourth official and Peter Bankes will be the VAR official at Stockley Park, with Neil Davies assisting him.
The weekend starts early with a Friday evening kick-off before six games on Saturday, with four at the traditional time of 15:00 GMT. United play on a Sunday that also includes our rivals Liverpool and Manchester City facing off later in the day. Here are all the fixtures this weekend...
FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER
Norwich v Watford (20:00 GMT)
SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER
Chelsea v Crystal Palace (12:30 GMT)
Burnley v West Ham
Newcastle v Bournemouth
Southampton v Everton
Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United
Leicester City v Arsenal (17:30 GMT)
SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER
Wolves v Aston Villa (14:00 GMT)
Manchester United v Brighton (14:00 GMT)
Liverpool v Manchester City (16:30 GMT)