Manchester United gear up to face Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday for the FA Cup semi-final contest at Wembley Stadium. The Red Devils continue to dream of a domestic double this season after a disastrous night against Sevilla as they lost 3-0 in their Europa League quarter-final exit.
Erik ten Hag will probably opt for a 4-2-3-1 and is expected to name a strong first XI for this domestic cup competition. Wout Weghorst will replace Anthony Martial to lead the line against the Seagulls, while Luke Shaw replaces Harry Maguire in the backline.
4-2-3-1 Manchester United Predicted XI Vs Brighton
David de Gea is expected to continue between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Spanish shot-stopper would look to put up a strong performance after conceding three goals in his last outing.
Victor Lindelof will form the customary centre-half partnership with Luke Shaw at the heart of United’s backline. Tyrell Malacia could function in the left-back position, whereas Aaron Wan-Bissaka will fill in on the other flank as the right-back.
Diogo Dalot will take a spot on the bench to provide cover for the defensive positions.
Casemiro is expected to start in the defensive midfield position. On the other hand, Christian Eriksen will keep his place in the middle of the park.
Antony and Marcus Rashford will take up the wide positions, looking to cause a menace for the Brighton defenders down the right and left flank, respectively.
Bruno Fernandes remains a sure-fire starter for Man United in this midweek encounter. The Red Devils will be highly dependent on the Portugal international’s creative work in front of the goal to seal the deal.
Scott McTominay and Marcel Sabitzer will have to settle for a place on the bench but could be brought on in the second half of the contest if needed.
As mentioned earlier, Wout Weghorst is expected to lead the line against the opposition in this contest, as he carries most of the goal-scoring burden for the Red Devils.
Anthony Martial could be brought off the bench as an impact substitute in the second forty-five minutes of the match.