Man Utd vs Brighton 25/11/2017
It has been over twenty years since Man Utd last lost at home to a team in their debut EPL season. That time, the Red Devils lost 3-2 to Derby in what was a memorable match.
Dwight Gayle cracked the United defence last Saturday, but that Newcastle goal was swiftly overturned as Jose Mourinho’s men won 4-1.
Stretching to the start of last season, United have kept a clean sheet in half of their 50 EPL matches, which personifies Mourinho’s ruthless defensive system.
Romelu Lukaku ended a goal-scoring drought with a calm finish against Newcastle and this match against Brighton will present him a chance to score against a 25th different team in the competition.
Brighton drew 2-2 with Stoke on Monday to maintain a five-match unbeaten streak. Pascal Gross was the toast again, the German having been directly involved in nearly two thirds of Brighton’s 13 goals this season.
Man Utd are without centre-backs Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, but Marcos Rojo is set for a return after a long injury. It is good news for United, who also saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba return to the fold last week.