If Manchester United are to remain with a realistic chance of a top four Premier League finish this season, then games like Tuesday’s trip to Brighton & Hove Albion are now must-win. United are unbeaten since the season restart, but have already fallen further behind Chelsea — and, as of now, Wolves — in the table. The Reds require all three points from the Seagulls in order to return to fifth place.
United enter this match on the back of a grueling extra time win over Norwich City in the FA Cup that put an unexpected extra 30 minutes on the legs of the players. Fortunately, most of those that bore the physical brunt of last Saturday’s slog were second-choice players, but Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, and Bruno Fernandes are all likely feeling the effects of the added effort. Maguire likely has his eye on equalling Gary Pallister’s club record of playing every minute of a Premier League season, so is unlikely to be rested, but Shaw and Bruno could start this one from the bench.
Premier League schedule
It’s a 20:15 kickoff in the UK, which translates to 3:15 PM on the east coast of the U.S. and a conveniently lunch-timed 12:15 PM on the west.
Premier League channel
Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK. Those in the States can tune into NBCSN or Universo, depending on language preference. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Premier League streaming
Sky Go for those those in the UK. NBC’s online streaming service, fuboTV, and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo will do the job for those in the States. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams; Nemanja Matić, Fred; Mason Greenwood, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
Update: Close, but not quite. Luke Shaw’s in ahead of Brandon Williams, while Bruno Fernandes is given the nod ahead of Fred.
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