Manchester United host Brighton on Sunday afternoon encounter at Old Trafford as Erik ten Hag takes charge of his first Premier League game.

Dutch manager was brought to turn things around at the club after finishing sixth place finish 13 points behind Spurs for top four place and a whopping 35 points behind Manchester City.

Ten hag has made three signings so far with the arrival of Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, and Christian Eriksen on a free transfer.

Brighton will head into their sixth successive Premier League season off the back of their highest-ever top-flight finish last season.

Graham Potters’ side have lost arguably their best player this window after Mali international Yves Bissouma joined Tottenham, while Spanish left-back Marc Cucurella is also being heavily linked with a move to Chelsea.

IMPORTANT STATS

MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United coach Ten Hag have settled on a 4-2-3-1 formation during pre-season but the former Ajax manager will be desperate to get off to a winning start in front of the Red Devil’s faithful this Sunday.

The 20-time Premier League Champions have triumph in five times from their last six encounters with the away team.

BRIGHTON 

The Seagulls will be hoping to put in a similar kind of display to the one that helped them to a famous 4-0 win over Manchester United back in May.

FCNAIJA PREDICTION:      

Fcnaija tips expert is backing Manchester United to come good this weekend and secure all 3pts against the Seagulls.

When these two clubs meet the goals usually flow with over 2.5 goals being scored in five of their last six meetings in league and cup.

Manchester United four of Red Devils last six fixtures have witnessed at least three goals scored.

Four of Brighton last six outings have produced over 2.5 goals, adding plenty of weight to our prediction.

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