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Man United's Turmoil Meets Brighton's Resurgence in Premier League Clash

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

Man Utd face a whirlwind of off-field controversies as they prepare to take on Brighton, who are riding high with three consecutive wins.

As Manchester United brace for their upcoming Premier League clash against Brighton& Hove Albion, a cloud of off-field turmoil casts a shadow over the club. During a tumultuous international break, winger Antony was granted a leave of absence amid disturbing allegations of violence involving three women in Brazil.

Meanwhile, the Old Trafford club found itself embroiled in a whirlwind of reports, with rumours suggesting that the Glazer family, the club's owners, had withdrawn from a months-long bidding process, taking the club off the market.

On the pitch, United's woes continued as they suffered a last-gasp defeat to Arsenal, marking their second loss in four games. These turbulent times have left them languishing in 11th place in the Premier League standings.

In stark contrast, Brighton enters the contest on a high note, having notched up three consecutive victories. Their remarkable form has propelled them into the limelight, and they are now setting their sights on securing a fourth league win in succession against Erik ten Hag's United.

Match Details:

- Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023

- Kick-off Time: 3:00 PM BST

- Venue: Old Trafford, Salford

- Where to Watch: For UK viewers, it's important to note that the game will not be televised live due to the traditional Saturday 3:00 PM blackout. However, alternative options such as live streams and online platforms may provide access for eager fans.

Team News:

Manchester United have faced a series of setbacks, both on and off the field. The absence of winger Antony, embroiled in allegations of violence, raises questions about their attacking prowess. Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho's future remains uncertain after publicly refuting claims of poor performance in training made by Ten Hag.

Injury woes also plague United, with Luke Shaw sidelined for at least six more weeks and Raphael Varane hoping for a return later this month. The fitness of key players like Mason Mount, Lisandro Martinez, and new signing Sofyan Amrabat will be assessed before the game. Kobbie Mainoo, Tyrell Malacia, and Amad Traore are also unavailable.

For Brighton, young star Evan Ferguson's availability is uncertain after recently playing through pain, and former United striker Danny Welbeck is in a race to regain fitness for the match.


United face adversity on multiple fronts, grappling with both internal strife and on-field struggles. In contrast, Brighton boasts a wave of confidence and goal-scoring prowess.

Brighton emerged victorious in this very fixture last season and have secured victory in their last three league meetings with United, netting six goals in the process. However, we don't see a fourth triumph over the Red Devils this time.

Score Prediction: United to secure a 2-1 victory.

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