Manchester United will be looking to make their case for a top-four spot tonight as Ralf Rangnick’s side welcomes Brighton & Hove Albion to Old Trafford. This rearranged fixture was originally scheduled to be played in December, but a series of COVID cases at Man United forced the postponement.
United can leapfrog rivals West Ham into 4th place in the table with a win against the Seagulls, as the Red Devils move level on games played with the Hammers. An all-important top-four placement will grant a UEFA Champions League berth to the team finishing there at season’s end.
Rangnick was left frustrated by United’s 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Southampton at the weekend as his charges allowed a winning position to slip for the third successive game this month.
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Portuguese talisman Cristiano Ronaldo starts for United, despite not scoring in 2022, with midfield anchor man Fred also back in contention. Meanwhile, Brighton head coach Graham Potter will have one eye on a possible Europa League challenge in the coming weeks after his side ended their three-game winless streak with a 2-0 victory at struggling Watford last time out.
Sporting News will be following the match live and providing live score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.
Manchester United vs. brighton live score
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2:40 p.m.: Who had Graham Potter coming to Cristiano Ronaldo’s defense ahead of the match?
“You run out of superlatives in terms of what he’s achieved in his career” 👏
Graham Potter has praised Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Brighton’s trip to Old Trafford this evening. pic.twitter.com/CK2fc6QTtU
—SkySportsNews (@SkySportsNews) February 15, 2022
Manchester United vs. Brighton line-ups
Rangnick makes two changes to the starting lineup that faced Southampton with Anthony Elanga and Fred returning to the XI in place of Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba, respectively. Eric Bailly (ankle) and Nemanja Matic (shin) are out injured.
Manchester United starting lineup (4-2-3-1, left to right): 1-David De Gea (GK) — 23-Luke Shaw, 5-Harry Maguire (capt.), 19-Raphael Varane, 20-Diogo Dalot — 17-Fred, 39-Scott McTominay — 36-Anthony Elanga, 18-Bruno Fernandes, 25-Jadon Sancho — 7-Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United subs (9): 26-Dean Henderson (GK), 2-Victor Lindelof, 27-Alex Telles, 29-Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 4-Phil Jones, 14-Jesse Lingard, 6-Paul Pogba, 8-Juan Mata, 10-Marcus Rashford
Potter tweaks his starting formation compared to the one that beat Watford over the weekend. Adam Lallana, Tariq Lamptey and Danny Welbeck get a breather with Alexis Mac Allister, Yves Bissouma and Leandro Trossard replacing them.
Brighton starting lineup (4-4-2, left to right): 1-Robert Sanchez (GK) — 3-Marc Cucurella, 4-Adam Webster, 5-Lewis Dunk (capt.), 34-Joel Veltman — 10-Alexis Mac Allister, 8-Yves Bissouma, 15-Jakub Moder, 13- Pascal Gross—9-Neal Maupay, 11-Leandro Trossard
Brighton subs (9): 23-Jason Steele (GK), 2-Tariq Lamptey, 24-Shane Duffy, 17-Steven Alzate, 20-Solly March, 25-Moises Caicedo, 14-Adam Lallana, 18-Danny Welbeck, 58-Evan Ferguson
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How to watch Manchester United vs. Brighton
- Date: Tues, Feb. 15
- Time: 3:15 p.m. ET
- USA & Canada TV channels: None
- US streaming: peacock
- Canadian streaming: DAZN
Tuesday’s match is exclusively available on NBC’s streaming platform, Peacock, in the United States.
The Premier League in Canada is available exclusively live and on demand via DAZN.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism