How to follow United v Brighton

Monday 14 February 2022 10:33

Manchester United welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to Old Trafford on Tuesday evening, for our second home game in just four days.

The intriguing match-up follows our 1-1 draw with Southampton last weekend, and a victory would fire United back into the top four.
After three consecutive 1-1 scores, the Reds are desperate to get back to winning ways, though we'll have their work cut out against Graham Potter's progressive Seagulls side.
So, how do you follow the game, and what should we expect? Here's our in-depth guide to this tasty fixture...


The game kicks off at 20:15 GMT, and is not being broadcast live in the United Kingdom.

However, you can enjoy pre-match buildup, blow-by-blow game updates, plus post-match reaction via the Manchester United App and

Two-minute highlights will be available two hours after the final whistle, which should be around midnight GMT. MUTV will broadcast the full game the following day (Wednesday).
90 in 20: United 1 Southampton 1 Video

90 in 20: United 1 Southampton 1

The extended highlights are now available - watch here for a comprehensive view of the match...


Edinson Cavani missed the lunchtime kick-off against Southampton due to a groin problem, and faces a race against time to recover for this game.
Alex Telles was listed as a substitute for the Saints game, after overcoming COVID-19, but compatriot Fred was unable to take part. Ralf Rangnick will hope the midfielder is available to face Brighton, especially as Nemanja Matic was also absent last time out.
We await further updates on Matic (shin) and Eric Bailly (swollen ankle) and could get that, plus a further insight into the possible team make-up, during Ralf's pre-match press conference, which will be streamed across all of our platforms on Monday (14:00 GMT).
As we mentioned earlier, the Reds are on a highly frustrating run of draws. That sequence encompasses two Premier League stalemates (Burnley and Southampton) plus that agonising Emirates FA Cup tie with Middlesbrough, which was settled by a penalty shootout following another 1-1 scoreline.
Optimists might point out that we are unbeaten in our last five Premier League games, and that our top-four rivals – West Ham, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolves – have also suffered their own slip-ups in recent weeks. We are still well placed to claim that final Champions League spot, but wins are badly needed.
As for Brighton? They are seated just behind United and that group of top-four hopefuls, on 33 points. But what really stands out about the Seagulls this season is their obduracy. They've lost just four games – only Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea can boast fewer defeats. Worryingly, given United's propensity for draws of late, Brighton have already been involved in 12 this season, which is the highest tally among all 20 Premier League sides. They geared up for this match with a 2-0 win at Watford last Saturday.

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Graham Potter's team are the only side we are yet to face in the 2021/22 Premier League season. We should, of course, have played this game in the week before Christmas, only for a bout of COVID-19 to enforce the fixture's postponement.

Tuesday's match will be just the 27th meeting between the two clubs in all competitions, with United having won 11 of our 13 home games against the south-coast club. The Seagulls have never won at Old Trafford, and have lost all four of their Premier League visits to M16.

The most recent clash took place in April last year, where United won 2-1, after overcoming Danny Welbeck's early goal for the visitors.

Referee: Peter Bankes
Assistants: Neil Davies, Nick Hopton
Fourth official: Kevin Friend
VAR: Jarred Gillett
Assistant VAR: Eddie Smart


United v Brighton is the only Premier League clash taking place this midweek, although Manchester City and Liverpool are in action in the UEFA Champions League. City visit Sporting on Tuesday, with Liverpool facing Internazionale at the San Siro the following evening.