Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion

 Manchester United will again be without Eric Bailly and Phil Jones as Brighton arrive in Saturday’s Premier League encounter.

José Mourinho has highlighted the fact Manchester United’s three league matches in the coming eight days are crucial to his side’s title challenge. First up are Brighton, whose position in ninth suggests they are no pushovers. Winning is imperative for United, given the eight-point deficit to the leaders Manchester City. Jamie Jackson

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

Venue Old Trafford

Last season n/a

Referee Neil Swarbrick

This season G8, Y20, R0, 2.5 cards per game

Odds H 1-5 A 22-1 D 13-2

Manchester Utd

Subs from J Pereira, Romero, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Martial, Fellaini, McTominay, Mitchell, Darmian, Blind, Shaw, Ibrahimovic, Herrera, Mata

Doubtful None

Injured Bailly (groin, Dec), Jones (thigh, Dec), Carrick (calf, unknown)

Suspended None


Discipline Y18 R0

Leading scorer Lukaku 8

Brighton & Hove Albion

Subs from Krul, Maenpaa, Hünemeier, Rosenior, Schelotto, Goldson, Suttner, Kayal, Skalak, Murphy, March, Brown, Baldock

Doubtful None

Injured Sidwell (back, unknown)

Suspended None


Discipline Y16 R0

Leading scorer Murray 4