Manchester United will try to secure all three points when they face Brighton in the Premier League on August 7, 2022. With the appointment of new manager Erik ten Hag, Manchester United will be looking to start the 2022 season with a win. On the other hand, Brighton will try to spoil United’s party. Erik ten Hag hinted at four possible starting players in his press conference – Rashford, Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, and Anthony Martial. With Cristiano Ronaldo’s whereabouts still uncertain, Manchester United will be scratching their heads over the controversy surrounding the Manchester United star and looking for a possible replacement if Ronaldo drops out. On the other hand, Brighton has got reinforcements in Marc Cucurella, as Manchester City’s offer for the star defender was rejected.
There is a lot at stake when Manchester United play their opening game against Brighton at Old Trafford on August 7 Manchester United had a disappointing 2021/2022 season with only 16 wins from 38 games and finished 6th in the table, behind the Gunners. United remained without a trophy last season as they failed to win any major competition and were eliminated in the knockout stages of the FA Cup and Champions League. The Portuguese duo of Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes was the only bright spot amid United’s poor performances.Brighton had an impressive season by their standards as they surpassed their 2020/2021 performance where they finished 16th. With 12 wins, Brighton ended up in 9th place this time around, near Manchester United, who they face in their season opener.
The Brighton defense impressed with 12 clean sheets. Mark Cucurella was their wall in defense last season with an average rating of 7.9. Some of the key midfielders for Man United include Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay. Fernandes has played consistently well with 9 goals, 6 assists, and 15 big chances for his team. McTominay played with a passing accuracy of 85% so far with 76% dribbling success. Alexis Mac Allister performed well in the midfield for the Seagulls. He scored 5 goals last season, winning 52% of total duels. Pascal Grob is another important midfielder who played with a passing accuracy of 83% with 50% dribbling success.
Raphael Varane and Alex Telles are the crucial defenders for the Red Devils. Varane has maintained an average of 3.3 clearances per game this season with 67% dribbling success. Telles has also been good so far with an average of 2.4 tackles per match. In the defence department, Brighton relies on Lewis Dunk. Dunk had 9 clean sheets in the Last Season with an average of 3.8 clearances per game. Goalkeeper Robert Sanchez was the Consistent Performer for Seagull and Maintained 70% Saving Accuracy Last Season.
Manchester United is going head to head with Brighton & Hove Albion starting on 7 Aug 2022 at 13:00 UTC at Old Trafford stadium, Manchester city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League. Currently, Manchester United rank 13th, while Brighton & Hove Albion hold 5th position. Looking to compare the best-rated player on both teams? rating system assigns each player a specific rating based on numerous data factors. On livescore you can find all previous Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion results sorted by their H2H matches. also provides the best way to follow the live score of this game with various sports features.
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NAME: Manchester United – Brighton & Hove Albion
DATE: 7 Aug 2022
TIME: 13:00 UTC
VENUE: Old Trafford, Manchester, England