United went three games without a win in all competitions, although they took the lead in all three matches, first emerging from the FA Cup at the hands of Middlesbrough and then slipping to back-to-back 1-1 draws against Burnley and Southampton .
Those draws hurt their front four hopes – United are fifth, just a point off the top four, but Arsenal and Tottenham have games in hand – and Ralf Rangnick admitted his side’s inability to see games affect their state of mind.
Graham Potter’s Brighton are in good form, however, unbeaten in seven league games since mid-December, despite being knocked out of the FA Cup by Tottenham earlier this month.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Man United vs Brighton is set to kick off at 8.15pm GMT tonight – Tuesday 15th February 2022.
The match will take place at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Where to watch Man United vs Brighton
TV channel: Tonight’s game will not be shown live on UK television.
Direct: However, you can follow all the action as it happens with Standard Sport’s LIVE match blog.
Man United vs Brighton Team News
Fred is available for selection again for United after his enforced absence by Covid, but Nemanja Matic, Eric Bailly and Edinson Cavani remain injured.
Brighton, meanwhile, have no new injury concerns, meaning Potter could stay with the side that won at Watford.
Both Jeremy Sarmiento and Enock Mwepu remain sidelined.
Provisional Man United squad:De Gea, Henderson, Heaton, Wan-Bissaka, Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Mejbri, Pogba, Fernandes, Lingard, Mata, Sancho, Elanga, Rashford, Ronaldo.
Brighton provisional squad:Sanchez, Steele, Scherpen, Lamptey, Cucurella, Webster, Dunk, Veltman, Duffy, Roberts, Gross, Lallana, Moder, Caicedo, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Alzate, Leonard, March, Trossard, Maupay, Welbeck, Ferguson.
Man United vs Brighton Prediction
United have looked good at times going forward in recent weeks, but a combination of splurge and inept defending have seen them fail to convert that into wins. They won’t find it much easier and a third straight league draw could be on the cards.
Manchester United 1-1 Brighton
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
Premier League only
Manchester United win: 6
Brighton win: 2