Manchester United hope to hold their extraordinarily slim prime 4 hopes alive after they journey to Brighton within the Premier League this weekend.
Ralf Rangnick’s workforce made considered one of their finest performances in a number of months of their final house sport of the season in opposition to Brentford on Monday evening, however continues to be behind Arsenal in fourth place with 5 factors and has performed two extra video games. Tottenham additionally stay the combination and have two video games left.
Brighton paradoxically beat each Arsenal and Tottenham in consecutive matches in April and are in significantly better form than they had been for six straight Premier League losses in February and March – Graham Potter’s workforce have solely misplaced of their final six and it was in opposition to Manchester City.
When is kick off? Saturday 7 May, 17:30 (BST)Where is the match performed? Amex StadiumTV channel / livestream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), fubo TV (USA)Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, BBC Match of the DayJudge? Andy MadleyWHERE? Chris Kavanagh
Enock Mwepu has undoubtedly been dominated out of assembly United after struggling an damage to Wolves final weekend, with Jakub Moder additionally sidelined.
Jeremy Sarmiento was additionally lacking in opposition to Wolves and can stay unsure for this match until in any other case confirmed.
However, Tariq Lamptey can return to the beginning eleven.
Luke Shaw, Jadon Sancho and Paul Pogba are excluded from this.
Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka had been each again in coaching on Wednesday after the latest absence, which will increase their respective potential return to the squad on Saturday.
Fred will compete to begin after making a comeback from the bench on Monday.
It is inevitable that Manchester United have been carried by Cristiano Ronaldo in latest months. The 37-year-old performs to his strengths, which clearly now differs lots from his youthful self, and actually regarded as much as it in opposition to Brentford particularly.
If Brighton can discover a technique to suppress the Ronaldo menace, there’s each probability that they’ll earn a constructive consequence, as United stay restricted in any other case – particularly with Jadon Sancho away.
The reverse of this match ended 2-0 in United’s favor at Old Trafford, the place Ronaldo did what proved to be the decisive aim moments earlier than Lewis Dunk was despatched off. There is each motive to consider that he can have an analogous impact once more.
Forecast: Brighton 1-2 Man Utd
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