Injuries and team disruption. Manchester United, who are struggling at the start of the season, are looking to turn things around at home. However, the opponent is Brighton & Hove Albion, who are causing a sensation with 3 wins and 1 loss since the opening game.바카라
Manchester United and Brighton will face off in the 5th round of the 2023-24 English Premier League (PL) to be held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, at 11 p.m. on the 16th (Korean time). Currently, Manchester United is 11th in the league with 6 points, and Brighton is 6th in the league with 9 points.
The point difference between the two teams does not seem large at 3 points, but the atmosphere is conflicting. Manchester United has a record of 2 wins and 2 losses, but even in the games they won, their performance was not good, and they lost 1-3 in the previous game against Arsenal. On the other hand, Brighton was caught by West Ham United in the third round, but is currently showing off its refreshing offensive ability by scoring 12 goals, the most among Premier League teams. It is also encouraging that they won 3-1 over Newcastle United, who are emerging as a candidate for a new big club after the injection of Saudi capital in the previous game.
Manchester United is suffering from a series of injuries. Injuries to the defensive line are particularly serious. ‘Key’ Raphael Varane is out due to injury, and left backs Luke Shaw and Tyrel Malasia are both out due to injury.
In addition, both Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof, who started against Arsenal, were replaced due to injury concerns, so the Maguire-Evans line had to last about 20 minutes in the second half. As a result, Manchester United was unable to keep the tie and lost by conceding two goals in extra time in the second half. Fortunately, Lindelof played for the Swedish national team during the international match. Lisandro’s injury was announced as a simple bruise, but it is unclear whether he will play in the game.
In addition, Mason Mount, newly recruited this season, is also out due to injury, and loan transfer Sofiane Amrabat left the Morocco national team ahead of the international match due to injury concerns, so it is unclear whether he will be able to make his Manchester United debut.
To make matters worse, Manchester United is experiencing constant internal noise, including a war of words between Jadon Sancho, who was left out of the squad for the Arsenal game, and coach Erik ten Haag, and the issue of Anthony, who is accused of assault. In return for defying the manager, it was officially announced that Sancho would move away from the first team’s training ground for the time being and undergo individual training, and Anthony’s return has also been temporarily postponed until further notice regarding the assault charges. Because of this, Manchester United could have up to 10 players missing from the match against Brighton.
# Brighton’s attackers are bombing the league, while Manchester United’s attackers, who are scoring 1 goal, are in a
very good mood recently. He has scored 12 goals, the most in the league this season, and is bombing the league. In particular, the performances of both wingers Kaoru Mitoma and Solly March stand out. Mitoma has recorded 2 goals and 2 assists in 4 games, and is performing well, receiving MOTM (Man of the Match) awards in the 1st and 2nd rounds. Solly March also ranks 4th in the league scoring list with 3 goals in 4 games. Evan Ferguson, who made a great performance by scoring a hat-trick in the previous game against Newcastle, is uncertain about his participation due to injury concerns, but it is not a big concern as the other attackers are in good form. The key question is how coach Ten Haag will reorganize Manchester United’s defense, which collapsed due to injuries, during the international match, and whether he will be able to block Brighton’s attacking team with scary momentum.
On the other hand, Manchester United is desperate for their offensive line to score. He is currently scoring 5 goals in 4 league games, but the only striker’s goal was Marcus Rashford’s goal against Arsenal. Also, the key issue is who will fill the absence of attacking players created by the departure of Sancho and Anthony. Still, it is encouraging that Rashford tasted a goal in the previous game and that Bruno Fernandes returned after showing a good performance with 2 goals and 3 assists in 2 games in the Euro qualifiers during the international match period. And although further verification is still needed, it is hopeful that the newly recruited Rasmus Høirun came on as a substitute against Arsenal and showed a good performance.
# Manchester United is strong at home, but Brighton has been strong against Manchester United recently
In last season’s league matches, Manchester United recorded 14 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at home, proving that they are strong at Old Trafford. The two games won this season were both at home. However, the only team to beat Manchester United at home last season was Brighton. Brighton not only recorded a double in the league against Manchester United last season, but also has a record of 3 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss in the last 5 meetings.
Manchester United is in desperate need of a turnaround as they have to face Kim Min-jae’s Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) after the match against Brighton. Looking at the recent trends, it may not seem easy, but since Manchester United have the potential at Old Trafford, Brighton, which is enjoying a blast, will also have a burdensome schedule.