Manchester United face Brighton for the second time in a matter of days, this time within the Carabao Cup fourth spherical.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nonetheless has centre-back Axel Tuanzebe unavailable because of damage, whereas he is unlikely to select Chris Smalling or Marcos Rojo as each put together for attainable exits.
United in any other case have a clear invoice of well being of their squad, with Solskjaer anticipated to rotate his group for the League Cup encounter. The Norwegian remains to be eager to construct up match health ranges in his squad.
Right here, MEN Sport’s United writers choose their sides to face Brighton…
Dean Henderson has to start out and Ethan Laird may do with a run-out now he’s again within the first-team squad as Timothy Fosu-Mensah just isn’t the longer term, regardless of his revival. Teden Mengi deserves a full debut.
The three midfielders not picked at Brighton must go in and Jesse Lingard can be a extra helpful figurehead than the human lamppost Odion Ighalo. The Nigerian has seemed redundant for months and United could be questioning whether or not they need to have simply let him return to Shanghai.
Nearly all of the facet that received at Luton every week in the past will count on to play once more at Brighton. Henderson is a certainty, earmarked for each cup sport for the time being as he tries to place some stress on De Gea.
On the again Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire can step apart, with Fosu-Mensah and Williams at full-back. Bailly deserves one other begin however there may be little level in persevering with to push Maguire into motion, so Lindelof ought to function once more.
McTominay and Fred are each deserving of begins in midfield, with Van de Beek getting one other probability to impress. A superb efficiency will certainly put the Dutchman within the body to start out on Sunday.
Mata and Lingard each performed nicely at Luton so should hold their locations, even when that could be a little harsh on James, who’s failing from favour fairly quickly for the time being. Ighalo wasn’t nice at Luton however these are the form of events he has to play to offer the entrance three, and Martial particularly, a relaxation.
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Henderson is a no brainer within the cup competitions for now, whereas a number of the common again 4 want extra sport time. Wan-Bissaka was nicely in need of his finest within the league sport at Brighton, whereas it could be good to see Maguire rested, with Bailly and Lindelof enjoying off for the opposite centre-back spot on this sport. Williams is one other who wants health and type below the belt.
The midfield trio remains to be sturdy and picks itself by advantage of the very fact not one of the three began on Saturday. All might be hungry to push for a extra common place in Solskjaer’s facet.
United have varied choices for his or her entrance three, with Lingard and James deserving of their alternatives to construct type out broad.
It might even be good to see Mason Greenwood given a run-out down the center, with Ighalo wanting off the tempo when he performed towards Luton final wee.