Tonight, down on the south coast, Manchester United can take a huge step to securing second-place, in the Premier League, when they take on Brighton and Hove Albion in a Friday evening fixture.
With something of a heat wave forecast for this coming weekend, it gives the travelling support the ideal opportunity to put on those ‘kiss-me-quick’ hats and spend a weekend on the Sussex coast.
Ahead of the fixture, we’ve managed to cobble together some early team-news.
Starting with our hosts, Brighton and Hove Albion:
Chris Hughton, who deserves credit for keeping the club in the Premier League, will be able to welcome back his midfielder, Davy Propper, with the player having completed a 3-game suspension.
Brighton’s only absentee, from their squad, for this fixture, is the much-travelled midfielder, Steve Sidwell, who is recovering from an ankle injury.
Continuing with Manchester United:
Manchester United’s top-scorer, Romelu Lukaku, will be unavailable for this fixture. The Belgian striker picked up an ankle injury last time out, against Arsenal.
Elsewhere in the squad, Phil Jones is expected to have recovered from an injury and will be available for selection.
Eric Bailly is also available but there is a suggestion doing the rounds, in the popular tabloid publication The Sun, suggesting Mourinho will not pick the player, instead preferring to give those central defenders who are World Cup bound starts.
Here at Vital Manchester United, we reckon this is a game United will win but is it a point you concur with?
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