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Early team news: Solskjaer has just two absentees going into Brighton game

A number of Manchester United players are fighting for their place.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rotated his line-up for Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Luton Town in the Carabao Cup, but the performance was not as flattering as the result and he will demand a better display from his players against the Seagulls.

Only captain Harry Maguire kept his place from the 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace in our Premier League opener.

Goalkeeper Dean Henderson kept a clean sheet on his first senior appearance for the club, helped by Eric Bailly who stood in for Victor Lindelof, so Saturday won’t be straightforward for Solskjaer when it comes to naming his first eleven.

Jesse Lingard looked lively in midfield but continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford, as per Sky Sports, while new signing Donny van de Beek picked up the MUTV Man-of-the-Match award.

The Dutchman may not get the start he’s hoping for against Brighton, as we expect Nemanja Matic to act as an achor in midfield along with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

With the line-up refreshed for our second game of the season and first win, David de Gea, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial were rested. They are all expected to start against Brighton.

It’s a different story for Lindelof, who was also rested against Luton, because there are growing concerns over his ability as a defender. He has done anything but convince us, fans, that he’s the right man to partner Maguire in a back four and Bailly probably compliments him better.

The Ivorian used his pace to support Maguire on Tuesday night.

Going into the game United have just two absentees — Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones — so Solskjaer has a pretty full squad to pick from.

Daniel James had a shocker against Palace and Solskjaer is expected to start Mason Greenwood after his goal midweek.

Let us know in the comments what your predicted XI looks like!

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3 responses to “Early team news: Solskjaer has just two absentees going into Brighton game”

  1. Usman says:

    De Gea, Wanbisaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, Fernandez, Rashford, Martial and Greenwood

  2. MUHAMMED SULEIMAN ONUKOKO says:

    Really,
    Our coach need to rest Lindelof and start using Eric Bailey to partner with Maguire.
    Here is my prediction against weekend.
    De Gea
    Maguire
    Bailey
    Shaw
    WBS
    Magic
    Pogba
    Brono
    Green Wood
    Rashford
    Martial.

    GGMU.