Brighton vs Manchester United LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Brighton vs Manchester United LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Goals from Diogo Dalot and Rasmus Hojlund gave Manchester United a scarcely-deserved 2-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion as they ended an underwhelming Premier League campaign on Sunday ahead of next week's FA Cup final against Manchester City.

The victory sees United end the season in eighth place -- their lowest position in the Premier League era -- on 60 points and behind Newcastle United on goal difference, while Brighton ended 11th on 48 points.

What looked like a final-day game between two mid-table teams with nothing to play for took on greater significance on Saturday with the abrupt announcement that Brighton coach Roberto De Zerbi would part ways with the club after the game.

His side proceeded to play United off the park in the first half and they should have taken the lead early in the second, but Joao Pedro's shot from close range was cleared off the line by Casemiro.

After barely creating anything of note, United took the lead in the 73rd minute as a defensive error by Igor Julio allowed Portuguese midfielder Dalot to nip in behind the defence and tuck home a long ball from Casemiro.

That goal took the wind out of the sails of the Seagulls and substitute Hojlund wrapped up the three points in the 88th minute to give Erik ten Hag's side a boost ahead of their Wembley clash with City, who will be seeking to complete a domestic double after winning the league.

Brighton vs Man Utd updates

  • GOAL! Hojlund doubles United lead after quick one-two with Eriksen

  • GOAL! Dalot cooly slots United ahead

Roberto De Zerbi’s farewell fixture ends in defeat.

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Brighton dominated for large periods of the match but goals from Diogo Dalot and Rasmus Hojlund’s gave Manchester United the three points.

Full time

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Brighton 0-2 Manchester United

Brighton 0-2 Manchester United

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94 mins: Yellow card for Casemiro.

Roberto De Zerbi’s final Brighton fixture will end in defeat.

Brighton have run out of momentum after a dominant early display.

Brighton 0-2 Manchester United

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92 mins: United’s two substitutes combined nicely for the second goal.

Ten Hag will be delighted at the mettle his side have shown throughout the game to grab the three points, and keep a clean sheet.

On the balance of play it is hardly deserved, but it will improve the mood on the red side of Manchester ahead of the FA Cup final next week.

Brighton 0-2 Manchester United | Rasmus Hojlund

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88 mins: Rasmus Hojlund and Christian Eriksen play a quick one-two outside the box.

The Danish forward then bears down on goal, and strikes a low driven shot with his weaker right foot into the back of the net.

That’s his 10th Premier League goal this season,

All three points are going to Manchester United.

Brighton 0-1 Manchester United

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87 mins: Brighton haven’t been able to seriously challenge United’s defence since Dalot’s opener.

The Seagulls were so dominant in the first hour but they appear to have run out of steam.

Just 3 minutes of normal time remaining.

Brighton 0-1 Manchester United

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84 mins: Even if United hold onto the lead they will still finish the season in eighth, with Newcastle beating Brentford 4-2 in the final stages.

Brighton 0-1 Manchester United

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81 mins: Valentine Barco, Carlos Baleba and Simon Adingra are replaced by Ansu Fati, Billy Gilmore, and Tariq Lamptey.

Brighton 0-1 Manchester United

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76 mins: Dalot’s goal came from nothing.

Casemiro’s ball was speculative and the chance purely came from Dalot gambling and making a hopeful run behind Hojlund.

Brighton will be kicking themselves. They have created so many chances and have completely dominated proceedings up until that point.

Brighton 0-1 Manchester United | Diogo Dalot

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73 mins: United are ahead out of nothing!

Casemiro plays a long straight ball over Brighton’s defence from the halfway line.

The pass, intended to reach Hojlund, drops perfectly at the feet of Dalot.

The defender slots the ball past Steele to score his second league goal this season to give the visitors the lead!

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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71 mins: Adam Webster looks hurt.

He is still in pain after blocking a powerful strike 10 minutes ago.

It looked as though Tariq Lamptey would replace him, and there was a break in play whilst the medical team assessed the defender, but Webster is continuing.

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69 mins: Raphael Varane replaces Amrabat.

The World Cup winner is on for his final 20 minutes of Premier League football in a Manchester United shirt.

Casemiro is allowed to push further forward, in place of Amrabat.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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68 mins: Just over 20 minutes left for an opener.

Manchester United look more threatening since Hojlund’s introduction.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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64 mins: Great chance for United.

McTominay, who has been in involved in most of the visitors’ attacking play, hits a shot at Steele.

Hojlund held up the ball really well on the right, before finding his teammate in the middle.

Ten Hag’s side are creating a few more chances, and the game looks more stretched now that Hojlund is on.

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62 mins: Corner for Brighton. Adingra’s cross is deflected out by Dalot.

Barco’s cross is headed straight out to Moder, who volleys the ball far over the bar.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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59 mins: Lisandro Martinez and Bruno Fernandes are replaced by Jonny Evans and Rasmus Hojlund.

Martinez and Fernandes are both returning from injury and Ten Hag is taking all possible precuations to prepare for next week’s FA Cup final.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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56 mins: Adam Lallana is holding back tears as the whole of the Amex Stadium stands up to applaud the outgoing midfielder.

Lallana, who joined Brighton four years ago, is replaced by Julio Enciso.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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55 min: Chance for United this time.

An important block from Webster prevents McTominay’s strike from the centre of the box reaching the target.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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53 mins: How many more chances do Brighton need before they open the scoring?

Joao Pedro thought he had his 21st goal of the season, but United are somehow still clinging on.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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49 mins: So close for Brighton once again!

Off the line by Casemiro.

Gross plays a lovely chipped ball into the path of Moder in the box

The Pole plays the ball to an unmarked Joao Pedro in the centre of the box.

His first time shot from close range is cleared off the line by Casemiro.

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48 mins: Gross drills a strike at the near post.

It was heading on target before it hit Barco and deflected out for a goal kick.

Brighton have started the second half in the ascendacy

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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45 mins: No changes for either side

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Back underway

Scores across the Premier League

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Here are the scores across the other nine Premier League matches currently taking place.

Manchester United’s European qualification hopes are hanging by a thread.

Unless Brentford can produce a remarkable comeback, they will need a 27-goal swing to leapfrog Newcastle into 7th.

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Brighton looked sharp in the first-half and should be ahead.

Adam Webster missed a string of decent header chances, before Joao Pedro struck wide from close range.

Manchester United have looked vulnerable. They will be pleased to be level at the break, and despite the lack of possession, could have been put ahead by McTominay midway through the first period


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Goalless at the break

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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45 mins: Just one minute of added time.

Fernandes receives a yellow card for a late lunge on Baleba just outside the Brighton box.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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42 mins: Garnacho does really well.

A sharp turn on the left wing past Moder sets the Argentine free, and he steers a cross-cum shot at Steele, who turns it out for a corner.

Fernandes fails to deliver from the corner, and it sails over the box.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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39 mins: Erik Ten Hag’s side look uninspired. They have hardly kept the ball all half.

It is not a promising sight for United fans ahead of their trip to Wembley for next week’s FA Cup final, where they face Manchester City.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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36 mins: Newcastle are 3-0 up at Brentford.

That means even if Manchester United win today they will still finish in eighth, out of the European qualification spots.

That is still a big if. Brighton are completely dominating, and really should be ahead.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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32 mins: Joao Pedro has got to score!

Pedro and Lallana play a quick one two.

Pedro receives the ball as he sprints in to the United box. He takes it past one defender and has a clear sight on goal from inside the right side of the box.

The 22-year-old strikes low and hard but it trails past the left post.

United look shaky.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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31 mins: Brighton have kept 80% of the ball in the last 10 minutes.

United are failing to get a foothold on the game

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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30 mins: Lovely one-two by Welbeck and Lallana.

Adingra is then set free. He can’t get through on goal but Brighton keep the ball.

Brighton look dangerous.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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29 mins: Great block by Martinez.

Brighton win a corner after some lovely, smooth build up play.

Barco swings in the corner kick and Webster wins the header again.

His shot is on target this time but the Argentine defender manages to clear it out for another corner.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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26 mins: First proper chance for Manchester United!

Bruno Ferndandes gallops past Brighton’s midfield four. He then plays a perfectly weighted pass to McTominay, who blasts over from the right side of the box.

McTominay, who has been so clinical in front of goal, should have hit the target.

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25 mins: Manchester United’s defence looks fragile. They have allowed Brighton a number of opportunities and are lucky to still be level.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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22 mins: Great chance for Brighton!

A clumsy foul by Amrabat on Joao Pedro sees the Moroccan receive the first yellow of the day and gives Brighton a free-kick 35-yards from goal.

Gross plays it to Barco out wide, who then whips in a cross.

Webster rises highest but is unable to get sufficient contact on the ball to turn it on goal.

He should have done better!

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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20 mins: Adingra gets through on the right wing but is muscled off the ball by Dalot.

However, United can’t keep the ball and Brighton are straight back on the attack.

Barco drops his shoulders and nips inside Diallo, but his cross is cleared by Casemiro.

The hosts have started brightly on a sunny day in Brighton.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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18 mins: A decent chance for Brighton.

Pascal Gross curls in a flat free-kick from the right wing.

Moder flicks the ball at goal but can’t get enough power on his strike, and Onana easily saves.

That’s Brighton’s second shot on target.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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13 mins: Good chance for Brighton!

Barco, making just his third start for the hosts, gets through on goal and strikes a powerful effort at Onana’s net from the left side of the box.

Onana parries easily, but United’s defence looked vulnerable there!

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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11 mins: Joao Pedro is too casual on the ball and Mainoo sprints in to intercept the ball.

Fernandes then picks it up and has a speculative dig at goal from 30-yards.

Steele catches easily.

Mainoo looked in pain in the aftermath of the challenge but is okay to continue.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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9 mins: Garnacho is played through on goal but it is a magnificient recovery tackle by Moder.

Jakub Moder, who is playing out of position at full-back, manages to get enough on the ball to prevent Garnacho running through clean on goal on Steele

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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6 mins: Chants of “Oh Roberto De Zerbi” can be heard ringing across the Amex stadium.

Brighton fans are making sure they loudly thank their boss on his final game in charge.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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5 mins: First corner for Brighton.

Pascal Gross curls it to the back post.

Webster rises high over Wan-Bissaka and wins the header but can’t angle his shot at goal.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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3 mins: Moder plays the ball over United’s defence, but Martinez manages to intercept it and clear the danger.

The Argentine defender has been a huge miss for United this season, and they will hope he can stay fit for the FA Cup final next week.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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2 min: United have held all of the ball in the first few minutes, albeit it in their own half.

They are looking to avoid a fifth consecutive league defeat to Brighton.

Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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It is a beautiful day on the South Coast and the captains Adam Lallana and Bruno Fernandes have just led out the sides.

Just 10 minutes until kick-off

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Kick-off in just under 15 minutes now.

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Will Manchester United manage to better Newcastle’s result at Brentford and give themselves a chance of qualifying for Europe?

Or can De Zerbi give Brighton fans a parting gift?

Pawson in charge

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Craig Pawson is officiating today’s fixture. Robert Jones is the fourth official, and Michael Oliver is on VAR duties.

The Sheffield-born referee last took charge of Manchester United on boxing day, when they beat fourth placed Aston Villa 3-2.

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Clock ticking for Ten Hag?

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A loss at Brighton today would spell Manchester United’s worst points tally since 1989-90.

It will also see them fail to qualify for European competition through their league position.

Next week’s FA Cup final against rivals Manchester City could see the season end with silverware, but it has still been a hugely disappointing campaign, with United failing to qualify for the Champions League.

Two losses in United’s final games could mean the end of Erik Ten Hag’s tenure.

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Centre-back is “not a role that I like to do”, says Casemiro

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Casemiro has received recent criticism over his form, but he keeps his place at centre-back and is partnered with the returning Lisandro Martinez for today’s contest.

Speaking to Sky ahead of today’s game about his defensive position, he said: “I've done it probably two or three times, in my time at Real Madrid”.

“But everyone knows that I am a central midfielder”.

“It's not a role that I like to do but, you know what, I do it with the absolute best will in the world”.

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(Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Adam Lallana starts on final Brighton appearance

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Roberto De Zerbi has made six changes in his final Brighton lineup.

Adam Lallana starts on his last appearance for the club. Jason Steele replaces Bart Verbruggen in goal.

Jakub Moder, Carlos Baleba, Valentin Barco also start.

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Martinez returns to starting lineup

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Just one change for Erik Ten Hag’s side.

Lisandro Martines returns to Manchester United’s starting lineup for the first time since February.

He replaces Jonny Evans in defence, who drops to the bench.

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Brighton lineup

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Brighton XI: Steele, Igor, Webster, Pedro, Gross, Lallana, Moder, Welbeck, Barco, Baleba, Adingra

Substitutes: Verbruggen, Lamptey, Enciso, Gilmour, Fati, Buonanotte, Offiah, Peupion, Baker-Boaitey

Manchester United lineup

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Manchester United XI: Onana, Dalot, Martinez, Amrabat, Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, McTominay, Mainoo, Fernandes (C), Amad, Garnacho

Substitutes: Bayindir, Evans, Kambwala, Varane, Collyer, Eriksen, Antony, Hojlund, Rashford

Criticism is "disrespectful", says Casemiro

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Casemiro had a hugely impressive first season at Manchester United but has failed to follow it up this campaign.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of today’s clash, the Brazilian hit out at criticism over his performances this season.

“I was considered one of the best signings of the Premier League last season, and now I'm not worth anything anymore?”

“The criticism is disrespectful. So when it's lacking respect, then it's worrying, and I don't have to respect that either”

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Roberto De Zerbi bids farewell to Brighton

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De Zerbi will leave Brighton after today’s fixture.

The 44-year-old former Shakhtar Donetsk coach, who joined in September 2022 on a four-year contract, is leaving by mutual agreement.

"We have agreed to end my time at Brighton so that the club and I can continue to work in the way that suits each of us best, following our own ideas and visions, as well as our work and human values," said De Zerbi.

"Leaving now provides me with time to take a break before deciding on my future plans.

"I am very sad to be leaving Brighton, but I am very proud of what my players and staff have achieved with the support of everyone at the club and our amazing fans in the past two historical seasons."

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Manchester United still a "very attractive club for any player"

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Unless Manchester United can better Newcastle’s result against Brentford it will be their worst league finish since 1989/90.

Nevertheless, “Manchester United is a very attractive club for any player,” according to Ten Hag.

"We have developed some young players with very high potential who can add to the quality levels in our squad.”

"With the established experienced players, it can make a very good mix. It can be a strong squad that can compete at the highest levels.”


Manchester United in better place than last season, says Ten Hag

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Manchester United are in a “better place than last season”, Erik Ten Hag said ahead of United’s trip to Brighton.

Despite sitting in eight place, five spots lower than last season’s finish, the United manager said: “"When you look at the results, you would say no.”

“But we know the reasons behind that, so I would say yes.”

"We have more high-quality players in the squad so, from that perspective, we are in a better position."


Brighton have arrived

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Raphael Varane could feature

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Raphael Varane has travelled to Brighton with the Manchester United squad and could make his final Premier League appearance for the club today.

The French defender joined the Red Devils in 2021 and has made 67 league appearances, winning the EFL Cup last season.

The World Cup winner waved goodbye to the Old Trafford faithful after Wednesday’s win over Newcastle but could make a surprise return to the lineup today.

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(Bradley Collyer/PA Wire)

A beautiful day on the South Coast

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Last time out

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Brighton cruised to a convincing 3-1 victory at Old Trafford in September the last time these two sides met.

Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross, and Joao Pedro put the Seagulls three goals up before Hannibal Mejbri’s consolation for the hosts.

Boos rang around Old Trafford when Ten Hag opted to replace Rasmus Hojlund with Anthony Martial midway through the second period.

A win for the South Coast side today would secure their consecutive league double over Manchester United.

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What Manchester United need to qualify for Europe

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Erik Ten Hag’s side sit in eight place ahead of the final day’s fixtures.

They are level with Newcastle on 57 points, after beating the Magpies on Wednesday, but have a goal difference of -24 compared to Eddie Howe’s men.

Therefore, United must better Newcastle’s result at Brentford to qualify for European football next season through their league standing.

Seventh place would confirm a UEFA Conference League berth.

A victory over rivals Manchester City in next weekend’s FA Cup final would secure a Europa League place for the Red Devils.


Brighton vs Manchester United score prediction

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Brighton have won their last four Premier League matches against Manchester United, including a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford in September.

Manchester United need to better Newcastle’s result to stand any chance of qualifiying for Europe through their league standing, while Brighton, sitting in tenth, have little to play for.

However, Roberto De Zerbi’s last outing as Brighton manager should spur on the home side.

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Brighton team news

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Top scorer Joao Pedro should be in line for back-to-back starts after he returned to Brighton’s starting lineup against Chelsea midweek.

Roberto De Zerbi confirmed that Lewis Dunk will be out today, after suffering a knee injury against Chelsea.

Kaoru Mitoma, Jack Hinshelwood, James Milner and Jan Paul van Hecke are also missing.

Tariq Lamptey could also feature after playing 84 minutes against his former side Chelsea on Wednesday.

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Manchester United team news

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Lisandro Martinez should be fit enough to face Brighton. The Argentine defender has only made 10 Premier League appearances in an injury-ravaged season, but came on as a late susbtitute in the 3-2 victory over Newcastle on Wednesday.

Victor Lindelof and Mason Mount are doubts, as are Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial. However, the French duo were involved in training this week, and will hope to make their final Premier League appearances for the Red Devils.

Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, and Harry Maguire will not be involved.

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(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

How to watch free highlights

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TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the game has not been selected for live TV coverage.

Free highlights will be available on the Sky Sports app and YouTube channel after full-time with BBC One airing Match of the Day at 10.30pm.

Brighton vs Man Utd LIVE!

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Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of Brighton vs Manchester United!

The Red Devils face an uphill struggle to qualify for Europe on this final day of the Premier League season, although next week’s FA Cup final will present them with a second chance.

They sit eighth in the table before this 4pm BST kick-off at the Amex Stadium, with Brighton in tenth and looking to hold onto a place in the top half.

Roberto De Zerbi will bid farewell to the Seagulls today after the surprise announcement of his departure from the club this summer.

You can follow all the build-up, team news, match action and reaction right here.

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