The Boss arrives ready to tackle Brighton at Old Trafford

Confirmed: Solskjaer's team to face Brighton

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United team to face Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford has been announced.

The boss has made five changes from the Reds XI that beat Partizan Belgrade 3-0 on Thursday. The highlight is a first Premier League start of his career for Brandon Williams as the boss continues to promote the club's Academy graduates.

The home Europa League win against the Serbians was the perfect response to the last Premier League outing when United were beaten 1-0 at Bournemouth last weekend.

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Now the manager is looking to get back to winning ways domestically with a first Old Trafford win in the Premier League since September's success against Leicester City. The Reds, who are currently 14th, could climb to seventh place by beating Brighton.
The five changes include a return at centre-back for Victor Lindelof after the Swede missed the European win with injury. He partners Harry Maguire again at the heart of United's defence with the summer recruit captaining the Reds.

David De Gea is restored in goal following his break against Partizan and Daniel James is also back. Andreas Pereira came on as a second-half substitute in the Europa League on Thursday night but he starts against the Seagulls in midfield.

United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Williams; McTominay, Fred; James, Andreas, Rashford; Martial.

Romero, Jones, Rojo, Mata, Lingard, Garner, Greenwood.

Brighton: Ryan, Montoya, Dunk, Duffy, Burn, Propper, Stephens, Alzate, Trossard, Maupay, Connolly.

Substitutes: Button, Gross, Balogun, Murray, Mooy, March, Schelotto.

The match kicks off at 14:00 GMT and you can follow live updates in our Match Centre and in our Official App.


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