United, who were 2-1 losers against Leicester in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup before the international fixtures arrived, are pursuing a 10th consecutive victory in the league to narrow the gap to leaders Man City.
United are 14 points off their rivals with a match in hand as they enter the season’s final stretch.
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Brighton, meanwhile, are 16th in the standings, six points off the relegation zone and keen to widen that gap. With two wins in their last two outings, Graham Potter’s team will at least take confidence into this meeting with their second-placed opponents – though they may curse the international break for having potentially interrupted their momentum.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game tonight.
When is it?
The match will kick off at 7.30pm GMT this evening.
How can I watch it?
The fixture will air live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can also stream it live on the broadcaster’s website and app.
What is the team news?
Man United striker Marcus Rashford has returned to training, having missed England’s World Cup qualifiers, and could feature here. Fellow forward Mason Greenwood, who was absent for the England U21s, is also seeking to regain full fitness. Their frontline partner Anthony Martial will miss out after sustaining a knee injury while with the France squad. In defence, Victor Lindelof is a doubt.
For Brighton, Adam Webster and Dan Burn seem certain to miss out, though striker Aaron Connolly could return. Percy Tau is self-isolating, having played for South Africa during the international break, while Tariq Lamptey, Solly March and Florin Andone remain longer-term absentees.
United: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Pogba, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Cavani
Brighton: Sanchez, White, Dunk, Veltman, Bissouma, Trossard, Gross, Lallana, Moder, Maupay, Welbeck
Man United: 8/13
Brighton will certainly be motivated here and could see this as somewhat of a free hit, despite the risk of relegation still looming. For United, meanwhile, this game is a must-win if they are to retain any chance of pulling off a dramatic, late title victory this season. United 2-1 Brighton.