Man United are back in the Premier League after picking up a win vs Norwich in the FA Cup as the OT outfit take on Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday.
Now, in the past, Man United have struggled vs the Seagulls particularly when playing away from home but pundit Chris Sutton has told Sky Sports, that Solskjaer’s men should pick up an easy three points primarily since things are beginning to fall into place for the Red Devils, after the restart.
The pundit wrote: “This is the one that tells me where Manchester United are. They would normally struggle in the past away at sides like Brighton, where they went down 3-2 last season at The Amex.
“Nevertheless, four points out of six is magical after the restart for Brighton, and it gives them breathing space, depending on what happens with the other teams around them. The gap to the others is still not sufficient though as it stands.
United have been impressive. Anthony Martial does what he does. He looks poor one week and is class the next.
“The skill and movement of Bruno Fernandes has been excellent, while Paul Pogba can supply the three upfront.
“I like the balance of Mason Greenwood, coming in off the right as a left-footer. The pace and movement is so valuable at this time of the season, while teams are still trying to find their feet.
“Teams need to play deeper against United, but by the time you get the ball, it is hard to hit the forwards and have the midfielders to get up and support, and this is where United can get on top of you.
“All these things add up to let you know United may have some steel now. Themselves, Chelsea and Wolves are in one hell of a fight. They may not be as strong away from home but the belief is growing, and when they have that, it becomes irreplaceable and too hard to handle at times.
“They are in for a good run-in.”
Man United are finally looking like a cohesive unit after the acquisition of Bruno Fernandes and the kind of form they are in right now, there’s a big chance they might be able to secure a Champions League spot next season.
Yes, Brighton have been in decent form themselves since the restart but Manchester United should be able to nick this one, in which case the Red Devils will be able to maintain the pressure on Chelsea in the race to a top-four finish.