During a tumultuous international break, winger Antony was placed on leave, amid allegations of violence against three women in Brazil, and the club was reportedly taken off the market by owners the Glazer family after a multi-month tender process.
On the pitch, a late defeat to Arsenal was United’s second in four games, leaving them in 11th place. On the other hand, Brighton already have three victories to their name and are aiming for a fourth league victory in a row against Erik ten Hag’s team.
Kick-off date, time and location
Manchester United vs Brighton is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday September 16, 2023.
The match will take place at Old Trafford, Salford.
Where to watch Manchester United vs Brighton
TV channel and live broadcast: In the United Kingdom, the match will not be shown live on television due to the traditional Saturday blackout at 3 p.m.
Live blog: You can follow all of the day’s action via the Standard Sport live blog.
Manchester United vs Brighton team news
Antony has been placed on leave amid allegations of abuse from three women, while Jadon Sancho’s future is up in the air after he publicly denied Ten Hag’s allegations over his poor performances in training.
Luke Shaw is out for at least six weeks and Raphael Varane hopes to be back this month. Mason Mount, Lisandro Martinez and new signing Sofyan Amrabat will be assessed before the match. Kobbie Mainoo, Tyrell Malacia and Amad Traoré are also absent.
Young Brighton star Evan Ferguson is a doubt after recently playing with the pain barrier, and fellow striker Danny Welbeck is also in a race to be fit to face his former team.
Manchester United vs Brighton Prediction
Manchester United are in deep trouble on the pitch and behind the scenes, while Brighton are flying high and scoring goals for fun.
The Seagulls won exactly this game last season and have triumphed in the last three league meetings with United, scoring six goals in the process. A fourth victory seems likely.
Brighton wins, 2-0.
History and results of face-to-face meetings (h2h)
Man United win: 20
Brighton wins: 6
Manchester United vs Brighton match odds
Man United: 11/10
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).