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Man United vs Brighton lineups, starting 11 for Premier League clash as Erik ten Hag faces forwards headache

The return of Premier League action following the international break sees Manchester United host Brighton & Hove Albion on September 16.

United have won both of their home games in league action this season, but Erik ten Hag’s team have struggled on the road, with defeats away at Tottenham and Arsenal. The latter saw them concede twice in injury time after seeing their own potential winner through Alejandro Garnacho disallowed for offside.

Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton are the Premier League’s top scorers this season with 12 goals from their first four league outings of the campaign. They have looked in good form, barring a 3-1 home defeat to West Ham, and they are the last visiting team to win a league match at Old Trafford.

Ten Hag will be looking to maintain United’s strong home record, but the Seagulls are flying high as they prepare for a first-ever European campaign this month.

MORE: Premier League top goal scorers for 2023/24 season

Man United vs Brighton lineups

Both sides are dealing with injuries, with Ten Hag particularly short of options in defence, and the Dutchman could also be without more key players as his squad return from international duty.

The majority of De Zerbi’s main stars are available for the trip to Manchester but there is a major doubt over the in-form Evan Ferguson due to a knee problem.

Man United starting 11

Man United lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Onana (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Martinez, Dalot — Amrabat, Casemiro — Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford — Hojlund

Injured: Shaw, Varane, Malacia, Mainoo, Diallo, Heaton, Antony (on leave)
Doubtful: Mount, Martinez, Sancho

Ten Hag’s injury list continues to grow at Old Trafford with Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia and Raphael Varane amongst the absentee from his defence. There are also some doubts over Lisandro Martinez, who was hurt in the defeat at Arsenal and did not feature for Argentina during the international break.

Antony is unavailable due to a leave of absence from the club amid an ongoing investigation into allegations of domestic violence, which he strongly denies. Jadon Sancho is also set to miss out after being told to train alone while a disagreement with the manager is cleared up, so the right-wing spot is likely to be filled by Alejandro Garnacho or Facundo Pellistri. New signing Sofyan Amrabat could make his United debut, and Rasmus Hojlund is in line for a first home appearance.

Brighton starting 11

Brighton lineup (4-2-3-1 right to left): Verbruggen (GK) — Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Estupinan — Gross, Dahoud — March, Pedro, Mitoma — Buonanotte

Injured: Enciso, Moder
Doubtful: Welbeck, Ferguson
Suspended: None

Julio Enciso remains out of action for Brighton, and Ferguson is still being assessed after he was forced to withdraw from the Republic of Ireland squad with a knee injury.

If Ferguson does miss out, or start on the bench, Argentina international Facundo Buonanotte could lead the visitors’ attack given former United man Danny Welbeck is also a doubt.

Man United vs Brighton live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:





Fubo Canada



Optus Sport


Hotstar VIP,JioTV

Hong Kong
Now Premier League 1 (Ch.620-621)
Now TV

Astro SuperSport 3
Astro Go, sooka


StarHub TV+

New Zealand

Sky Sport NOW

UK: This match is not available for broadcast and streaming in the UK due to the Saturday 3 p.m. embargo.

USA: This game is available on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada, with discounts currently at more than 9% for annual plans and more than 20% for quarterly and monthly plans. 

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.

MORE: Watch Premier League matches live with Fubo in USA



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