Predicted Lineups: Possible Manchester United Starting XI for Match Against Brighton

Arlo Gibbons


Manchester United is looking forward to repeating their FA Cup semi-final performance as they take on Brighton & Hove Albion on Thursday. The team is currently pursuing a top-four finish in hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Erik ten Hag, the United manager, has been consistent with his team’s selection this season, but he has been forced to make adjustments due to injuries. However, his team’s backline, consisting of David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, and Diogo Dalot, is performing well enough to retain their spots. Meanwhile, Casemiro and Christian Eriksen’s partnership in midfield is critical to keeping the team’s flow smooth. The team’s attack is driven by Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, who have established a close partnership. The team’s most expensive summer signing, Antony, should make a comeback after being benched in their last match against Aston Villa.

United has had a topsy-turvy away form in the Premier League this season but has won three of their last five games across all competitions. With the team’s recent inconsistencies, Ten Hag has maintained his 4-3-3 formation, which prioritizes ball control while moving the ball from their backline to the opposition box, mainly through the wide areas.

The midfielders often interchange positions to keep their opponents on their toes, while their clinical counter-attacks have been impressive this season. Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes are the team’s essential players, with Rashford expected to hit the 30-goal mark in the match against Brighton, while Fernandes is essential in creating big chances and scoring goals.

Brighton is coming off a 6-0 win in their last game and is undoubtedly a threat to United‘s goalscoring chances. Therefore, United’s backline must be at its best to prevent leaving any gaps that Seagulls can exploit.

With just a few injuries to consider, the Manchester United predicted lineup consists of De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Shaw, Dalot, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Antony, Sancho, and Rashford.

In conclusion, Manchester United is seeking a crucial win in their pursuit of a top-four finish, and the team is expected to perform well against an in-form Brighton. A win would put the team in a better position to qualify for the Champions League, which they have missed out on in the last two seasons.


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