FA Cup: Manchester United vs Brighton: Team news, injuries, possible lineups


Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United will on Saturday night clash with Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Old Trafford.

Mourinho’s men hope to bounce back from their Champions League disappointment in the hands of Sevilla after they were dumped out from the competition with a shock 2-1 defeat at home on Tuesday.

Mourinho has no fresh faces at his disposal as United take on Brighton later today.

Paul Pogba returned from a knock to feature in the Champions League last-16 second leg defeat to Sevilla, as did forward Anthony Martial.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been training with his United team-mates this week but Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Daley Blind remain sidelined.

Meanwhile, Brighton manager, Chris Hughton is expected to name a strong starting XI at Old Trafford having rotated his squad for previous rounds.

Hughton will definitely be without suspended winger Anthony Knockaert, who was sent off at Goodison Park, and long-term injury absentee Steve Sidwell (ankle).

Gaetan Bong and Dale Stephens face late fitness tests ahead of today’s clash.

Full-back Bong limped off with a thigh problem during last weekend’s loss at Everton, while midfielder Stephens was absent for that game due to a knock.

Manchester United potential starting XI: Romero; Valencia, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Mata, Lingard, Martial; Lukaku

Brighton potential starting XI: Ryan; Schelotto, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; March, Kayal, Propper, Izquierdo; Gross; Murray

The kick off for the match is 8:45pm Nigeria time.


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