After four days of playing a classic Premier League match, Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United are renewing their friendship in the fourth round of the UEFA Cup at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday evening.


The first episode of a quick double-whammy between these two teams did well in whetting the appetite for the ensuing, leaving Manchester United without a 3-2 winner under unbelievable conditions.





Match preview


The dust has hardly settled over the extraordinary events of the Premier League encounter between these two teams at the weekend, as the same teams prepare to fight in the same place in the League Cup.


The likelihood of the same scene appears unlikely after Saturday's clash instantly turned into one of the most controversial and dramatic competitions in Premier League history.


Brighton hit the wood no fewer than five separate times and fired 18 shots in total, while United managed only three shots on target throughout the match, but scored decisive goals in all of them.


Las Gaviotas thought they had saved a deserved draw when they equalized in the 95th minute, but a controversial penalty awarded via VAR after the final whistle allowed Bruno Fernandes to score a victory in the 100th minute.

Brighton may have been knocked out of the match harshly denying any points, but they will at least gain confidence before this competition, knowing that a repeat performance will likely end with a different result this time.


It was also by no means an exception; Graham Potter's team made an encouraging start to the season despite losing two of their three league matches so far, as those losses came back at home to Chelsea and Man United.


Among those results, Brighton won three 9-0 rebounds in all competitions, including League Cup victories over Portsmouth and Preston North End to reach this stage for the first time since 2014-15.


United's League Cup pedigree is even more impressive, with only Liverpool and Manchester City lifting the trophy more often, although the gap between these two clubs is now closer than ever.


Perhaps the excitement on Saturday is evidence of this, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will tell his team that this time they will need to play better if they want to advance to the fifth round, after admitting they were "impunity" at the weekend. .


While that last trip to Amex was their first Premier League victory after losing on an opening day to Crystal Palace, United beat Luton Town in the final round to set up this match.


In fact, the Red Devils are now unbeaten in their last 15 away matches in all competitions, since losing at Anfield in January.


Brighton & Hove Albion Cup Model: WW

Brighton & Hove Albion format (all competitions): LWWWL


Manchester United Cup Model Status: W

Manchester United form (all competitions): LWW


Team news


United's only summer signing Donny Van de Beek has yet to start his full appearance in the Premier League, but he started against Luton in the last round and could be part of the team again here.


Further changes are also expected, with Solskjaer looking to keep his squad fresh, with players such as Odeon Ighalo, Jesse Lingard, Eric Bailey and Juan Mata among those who can make up the squad.


Dean Henderson is also expected to remove David de Gea's gloves after his clean sheets in Luton last week.


Axel Tuanzibi and Phil Jones will miss United due to injury.


Brighton continues to miss suspension by Yves Bissuma, while Jose Ezquierdo and Florin Andoni will be absent due to injury.


Potter made a number of changes in the last round and could alternate aggressively again, although the opponent's level, and his performance on Saturday, may encourage some regulars to hold their place.


Neal Maupay will be particularly interested in making adjustments to let go of the last-minute weekend penalty, after giving Seagulls the upper hand earlier.


Possible assortment for Brighton and Hove Albion:

Steele. Feltman, Bern, Dunk, Bernardo; Propper, Sanders Jahanbakhsh, Gross, Mac Aleister; Maupay


Manchester United's potential starting line-up:

Henderson. Dalot, Bailey, Maguire, Williams; Fred Matic James, Van de Beek, Lingard; Ighalo

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