While hosts Brighton will be playing their third game of the 2020/21 English Premier League campaign, Man United are only playing their second.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were humiliated 3-1 by Crystal Palace at home, leaving them languishing in 15th place heading into this weekend’s fixture.
Since the shock home defeat, United were able to boost their morale with a 3-0 League Cup victory against Championship side Luton Town FC.
All eyes will be on the visitors from Manchester who face a tricky test against a Brighton side that are fresh off a 3-0 league win against Newcastle United.
Ahead of the Saturday fixture, here is all you need to know about both teams going into the match.
What time does Brighton vs Man United start?
It kicks off at 2:30 pm Kenyan time at the American Express Community Stadium.
Brighton vs Man United team news
New signing Donny van de Beek had a good debut off the bench in the loss to Palace and could start, as well as Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, who both scored in midweek.
It will be interesting to see if Solskjaer gives Dean Henderson the nod after the League Cup clean sheet or remain with David de Gea between the sticks.
For the home side, Yves Bissouma who was sent off in their Newcastle win, joins a list of Florin Andone, Joze Izquerdo and Chris Walton who are all sidelined with injuries.
Brighton vs Man United head to head
There has never been a game between these two sides that has resulted in a draw.
Man United have won 5 times, while Brighton have won the other 2.
The last time the hosts were victorious was in August of 2018, a 3-2 triumph courtesy of goals by Pascal Gross, Shane Duffy and Glen Murray.
Brighton vs Man United prediction
Despite United’s slow start, they do have the quality in their squad to win this game though Brighton will not go down without a fight.
The most likely outcome for a wager would be both teams to score in the game and over 2.5 goals.