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Brighton vs Man Utd live score and goal updates including team news

Follow all the latest live updates, including team news and live stream TV details, from the AMEX Stadium as Brighton take on Manchester United. Kick-off time: 8.15pm (UK)

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IN PICTURES: BRIGHTON V MAN UTD

Manchester United will look to make it 15 games unbeaten in all competitions when they travel to the AMEX to take on Brighton on Tuesday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been in superb form of late, and will look to keep their top-four aspirations alive by moving to within just two points of fourth placed Chelsea with a win on the south coast.

But they face a Brighton side who have won one and drawn two of their three games since football restarted, and victory over United would surely secure Premier League safety for Graham Potter’s team.

We’ll keep you updated on all the action from the encounter below…

TEAMS

Brighton:Ryan, Lamptey, Dunk, Duffy, Burn, Montoya, Bissouma, Stephens, Propper, Mac Allister, Connolly

Manchester United:De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fernandes, Matic, Pogba, Greenwood, Martial, Rashford

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21

Pogba is caught late by Bissouma on the edge of the box and this is a very promising position.

Brighton are all over the place at the moment and are getting ripped apart by United.

Fernandes and Rashford are discussing who will take it…

20

That was superb from Greenwood, who only had one thing in his mind as soon as he received the ball.

Gary Neville says he is becoming almost impossible to leave out.

Can’t disagree with him at the moment.

KEY EVENT

GOAL! BRIGHTON 0-1 MAN UTD (GREENWOOD, 17)

The pressure was building, and it’s Greenwood who gets the game’s opener!

Wan Bissaka plays it inside to him from the right, Greenwood gives it a few step-overs before turning his defender and firing low into the bottom right-hand corner.

Advantage United, and it is fully deserved.

16

Pogba really looks like he is enjoying his football again.

The Frenchman has been everywhere in these opening exchanges, and has been involved both in terms of passing and getting stuck in.

So good to see from a United perspective.

13

Big chance!

Pogba squares it to Fernandes from just outside the box, and he curls it against the post.

United starting to turn the screw.

(Image: REUTERS)

11

Credit to Brighton, who are getting stuck in and not letting United settle.

They have had a few promising breaks too, with Mac Allister looking busy and attempting to influence the game.

These are far too good to go down.

7

Dale Stephens tries his luck from distance, but it flies way over the bar.

There is a comical “Yeeahhohhhh” from the virtual crowd, despite the fact it was always heading some distance above the goal.

I’ll never quite get used to it.

5

Fernandes attempts to find Martial, but Duffy is able to nip in ahead of the Frenchman and clear.

United are looking strong in midfield, and Pogba and Fernandes have already exchanged a number of passes.

Promising signs for Solskjaer’s side so far.

3

Bright start for the visitors, with Albion unable to get the ball out of their half at the moment.

Fernandes has already sprayed a few passes from side to side, while Martial has had some promising early touches.

You’d expect United to dominate possession for the time being.

KICK OFF

Bruno Fernandes gets the ball rolling for the visitors after the players take the knee again.

Here’s hoping for a good one.

The players are in the tunnel

And we are nearly ready to get underway.

Maguire has a final chat with his team before heading out, to be followed shortly by Brighton.

Kick-off is imminent.

Ten minutes until kick-off

And although a lot of first-halves have been low scoring recently, there’s goals in this… I can just feel it.

With both sides unbeaten since the end of lockdown, something’s got to give.

…unless it’s a draw, of course.

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Solskjaer speaks

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been giving his pre-match views ahead of kick-off and appears in a confident mood, although he is not underestimating the strength of his opponent tonight.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “We played really well against Sheffield United so hopefully we can see some of that football again. Everything has to be right.

“We know it’s going to be hard, we need to focus on one game at a time, but that’s the beauty of having a good squad.”

Meanwhile the players are out warming up under the grey Brighton skies.

(Image: PA)
(Image: 2020 Pool)

Amex looking lovely

It really is a beautiful stadium Brighton have, and it’s a big shame they won’t have their fans behind them tonight.

From the Seagulls’ point of view this game is something of a free hit, really. They should only need one more win to ensure their safety, and with the likes of Norwich, Southampton and Newcastle still to play, they should have more than enough.

If they can reproduce their superb performance against Arsenal here ten days ago, however, they may just be able to shock United tonight.

(Image: REUTERS)

What happened last time?

It was a pretty comfortable afternoon for United last time out as they beat Brighton 3-1 at Old Trafford in November.

Andreas Pereira opened the scoring after 17 minutes, and Scott McTominay doubled the lead just two minutes later.

Lewis Dunk headed one back in the second half but Marcus Rashford’s strike sealed the win.

Solskjaer would certainly settle for a similar outcome this time round.

(Image: PA)

Team headlines

Brighton make three changes from the team that drew with Leicester last week, with Shane Duffy, Martin Montoya and Davy Propper in for the injured Adam Webster, Aaron Mooy and Neal Maupay.

United, meanwhile, go for an attacking line-up, with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba all starting.

You’ll all be glad to know, too, that my Fantasy captain Fernandes also starts.

(Image: AFP via Getty Images)

Team news in 10 minutes

We shall have the starting line-ups for both sides for you in around ten minutes time.

Will we see any rotation from either manager tonight amid the hectic fixture schedule?

For the sake of my Fantasy Football team, Ole… please, please don’t rest Fernandes.

(Image: 2020 Pool)

Solskjaer challenges Martial

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Anthony Martial that he must continue to find the back of the net for Manchester United – or risk being replaced by another forward.

The 24-year-old French international scored a hat-trick in United’s 3-0 victory over Sheffield United last week to take his tally in the Premier League to 14 for the season so far.

And speaking ahead of the Red Devils’ game against Brighton on Tuesday Solskjaer said he expects the player to carry on his fine form.

“We’ll keep challenging him,” Solskjaer said. “There are always players in and around the team – and outside the club – who would want to be No.9 for Manchester United.

“He’s playing with a smile on his face. Anthony has had a really good season, he’s been really important for us. We felt it during the couple of months he was out injured; we struggled.”

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Welcome

If these two sides’ recent form is anything to go by, we should be in for an entertaining game.

Brighton came out of lockdown with serious relegation fears, but after picking up five points from their three games played they are surely all but safe from the drop.

United, meanwhile, look unstoppable at the minute having not lost in their last 14 games in all competitions, and need a win tonight to keep their hopes of a top four finish alive.

Here’s hoping both teams carry on with their recent feel-good factor to produce a belter tonight.

(Image: EMPICS Entertainment)

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