Manchester United are still looking for their first points of the Premier League season, and kick off the weekend’s league slate of matches with a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion. After a limp defeat at Crystal Palace on opening weekend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes to his side in midweek, and was rewarded with a morale-boosting win over Luton Town. Although most of Tuesday’s starters will go no further than the bench this weekend, the sharpness of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, and Bruno Fernandes off the bench was a welcome sight.
With no real preseason, United are still looking for match fitness and cohesion in their first team. Last weekend may have come too soon for the Reds, but Solskjaer may be able to start with something like a first-choice XI on Saturday. There are no new injuries to report, and the likes of Nemanja Matić and Aaron Wan-Bissaka got some important first minutes of the season under their belts. Interestingly, Solskjaer made special note of Eric Bailly’s return to fitness, suggesting that the Ivorian may take Victor Lindelöf’s place in the team this weekend.
Premier League schedule
It’s a 12:30 lunchtime kickoff in the UK, which translates to a bright and early 7:30 on the east coast of the U.S. and a ludicrously early 4:30 on the west.
Premier League channel
BT Sport 1 for those in the UK. In the US, turn to NBC Sports or UNIVERSO, depending on language preference. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
Premier League streaming
BT Sport’s streaming service for those in the UK. In the States, you can catch the action via the NBC Sports app or Telemundo Deportes En Vivo. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: David de Gea; Aaron Wan Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Nemanja Matić, Paul Pogba; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
We will update this thread with the starting lineups once the teams are announced.
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