Man United were knocked out of the FA Cup by Leicester City in the last week of March but thankfully the international break came at the perfect time for Solskjaer and his team.
Now, back from the break, the Red Devils will have a chance to redeem themselves as they take on Graham Potter’s Brighton. The Seagulls had gathered some momentum before the break but this lengthy stoppage might have slowed their progress once again and we don’t expect them to do anything magical on Sunday.
United are undefeated in their last 9 matches in the Premier League but the manager has a series of injury concerns to deal with so it will really hard for the Old Trafford outfit to put their foot on the peddle from the very first minute.
A lot of the top-six sides will play against each other this weekend so there’s a chance that many of them will drop points. And this will be the perfect opportunity for Man United to claw down some of that gap at the top of the table.
Man United team news vs Brighton:
Solskjaer has a really tough decision to make in terms of his goalkeeping selection. Dean Henderson has proved his worth in the past few weeks and there’s a big chance he will retain his place in the first XI this weekend.
If Henderson starts ahead of David De Gea on Sunday then we can be assured that the Spaniard will be up for sale during the upcoming transfer window.
Fred and McTominay have been blowing hot and cold all throughout this season but the Man United boss has very little option in that department so the pair will start this weekend as well.
Bruno Fernandes has seen a slight dip in form over the past month or so but the Portuguese, any day, will get the nod to start ahead of Donny van de Beek in that attacking midfielder’s role.
Marcus Rashford pulled out of international duty due to a foot injury and he’s not likely to be available for selection vs the Seagulls. Young Mason Greenwood also seems to be a doubt after he withdrew from the England U21 squad.
With Greenwood and Rashford both out injured, Paul Pogba will have to slot in the left-hand side of attack with Daniel James playing on the right. Amad Diallo is also an option for Solskjaer in the attacking department.
Anthony Martial featured on the bench for France on Wednesday so he should be fit enough to be named in the matchday squad on Sunday. But with Edinson Cavani back to full fitness, the manager is expected to use the South American up front.
Injury updates via Premier Injuries.