Premier League: Manchester United
In a late match of the 18th day of the Premier League, Manchester United welcome Brighton to their den of Old Trafford. Obligatory victory for the Red Devils neutralized in their last two league matches…
Although the start of the Champions League final phase draws all the attention on it on this Tuesday, February 16, there is also a Premier League meeting which is on the program. Manchester United receives Brighton at Old Trafford with a clear objective: to get their heads above water! It is a very strange 2021-2022 campaign that the Red Devils are going through. Calibrated to play the title, the latter are confined to the race for Europe. A battle in which Ralf Rangnick’s men are losing ground. Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates are surfing on a sad series of 3 unsuccessful matches in all competitions and have won only 2 matches over the last 6 days of the championship. Manchester United remain in a 1-1 draw against Southampton. Partly because of this nasty dynamic, the Mancunians are in 5th place in the standings, just one length behind West Ham, 4th. From the Hammers that they could be doubled if successful tomorrow as Manchester United have played one less game. However, this position in the table can be slightly misleading given that Arsenal, 6th and Tottenham, 8th, have played 2 games less than the Red Devils.
On the other side, we find a Brighton team which is having a rather encouraging season. 9th at 6 lengths from the European places, the Seagulls display an attractive face. A formation that approaches this confrontation with full confidence. Graham Potter’s troops stay on a nice 0-2 success on the lawn of Watford. In addition to this good result, Brighton have not lost in the league since December 15 and a 0-1 loss at home against Wolverhampton.
Note that the last success of the Seagulls against Manchester United dates back to August 2018.
The editorial opinion: 1-1
If on paper, Manchester United has the necessary weapons to dispose of Brighton, the reality is quite different. The Seagulls could totally leave Old Trafford with a point, or even several. It’s up to them to take advantage of the Red Devils’ lack of success in front of goal…
The probable compositions
Manchester United : De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, Pogba; Rashford, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo
Brighton: Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Webster; Lamptey, Lallana, Bissouma, Moder, Cucurella; Maupay, Trossard
The match channel
This meeting will be broadcast Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. on the following channels: Canal + Decale and RMC Sport 2
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