MANCHESTER UNITED begins the new era under manager Erik Ten Hag with a home game against Brighton.
United endured their worst season in Premier League history last season under the leadership of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.
But new boss Ten Hag, who was appointed at the end of the season, wants to bring a new kind of football to Old Trafford.
The former Ajax manager is known for his creative playing style and penchant for defence.
He’s also brought in a couple of new signings, including Lisandro Martinez for £45m from Ajax and Christian Eriksen on a free from Brentford.
However, the arrivals at Old Trafford have been somewhat overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s desire to leave the club.
Brighton, meanwhile, are trying to build on a promising ninth place last season which saw top sides Man City and Chelsea in contention for £50million-rated Marc Cucurella.
When will Man Utd vs Brighton kick off?
- Man Utd’s home game against Brighton starts at 2pm UK time on Sunday 7 August.
- The game will take place at Old Trafford.
- The last time the two teams played, Brighton defeated United 4-0 at the Amex Stadium.
What channel is this and can it be a live stream?
- Man Utd v Brighton will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football.
- You can stream the action live via the NOW TV or Sky Go app, both available to download to your phone or tablet.
All eyes will be on Erik Ten Hag’s first team selection at 1pm on Sunday afternoon as he decides whether or not to take on Ronaldo.
The Portuguese striker left United’s 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano early after being sent off at half-time and has reportedly made it clear he wants to leave.
And after Ten Hag blasted Ronaldo’s decision to take off during the Rayo game and said he needed to improve his fitness, a place on the bench seems like the most likely outcome for the Portugal captain.
Elsewhere, new boy Tyrell Malacia could start at left-back after impressing United fans throughout pre-season.
And you can expect strikers Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford to start together after their fruitful summers with the side.
Brighton have made just two signings so far this summer, Paraguay’s Julio Enciso from Libertad and Ivory Coast’s Simon Adingra from FC Nordsjaelland.
It remains to be seen whether Graham Potter will start given the interest in full-back Cucurella.
- Manchester Utd – 20.11
- Tie – 3/1
- Brighton – 9/1
*Odds courtesy of Betfair and as of Thursday 5th August
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