Diogo Dalot issues warning ahead of tricky Brighton and Hove Albion tie

Manchester United are preparing to take on Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion in what looks certain to be a tough night’s work.

The Red Devils, led by interim manager Ralf Rangnick, will be hosting the Seagulls at Old Trafford on Tuesday night for an important Premier League tie.

Coming into the game, United are fifth in the league table, one point behind fourth-placed West Ham United.

Brighton and Hove Albion, on the other hand, sit ninth and haven’t lost in their last seven domestic matches.

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Facing what is clearly a team in red hot form and very difficult to beat, United full-back Diogo Dalot has issued his teammates with a warning not to take their south coast opponents lightly.

“I think it’s a very good opportunity for us,” the Portuguese defender told the club’s in-house media team. “Not just to go into the top four but to give a good performance as well.

“It’s going to be a massive challenge, they’ve been having a very good season and have very talented players, but we need to be ready for any kind of challenge. I think we are ready and we can hopefully show that.”

Ahead of what should be a decent game, Rangnick has named a starting 11 that features two changes.

Midfielder Fred comes in for Paul Pogba with wide-attacker Anthony Elanga taking the place of misfiring Marcus Rashford.

The game is set to kick-off at 8.15 p.m (UK time) and will not be broadcast live in the UK.

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