Manchester United welcome Brighton to Old Trafford on Sunday - the side two points and two places above them in the Premier League.


United will be looking to (finally) get their season up and running this weekend. Ole Gunnar Solskjær's side appeared to have turned a corner after impressing in their draw with Liverpool and recording a comfortable win over Norwich. However, they were brought back down to earth with defeat at Bournemouth.


After confirming progression in the Europa League on Thursday, a win on Sunday will lift United above their weekend opponents and could see them move as high as eighth. 

After an inconsistent start to the season, ​Brighton have begun to hit their stride under Graham Potter. 


Their win at Norwich last weekend was the Seagull's third in their last five Premier League outings. Victory against ​United would be Brighton's third straight ​Premier League win, and could lift them up to the dizzy heights of fifth.


Thanks to Opta, here are all the important facts and figures you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash...


A One-Sided Affair

Lewis Dunk

Brighton are have some pretty serious history to overcome if they are to leave Old Trafford with three points. 


United have never lost in their previous 11 home fixtures against Brighton in all competitions, winning nine and drawing two. 


Brighton have taken just one point from the 18 available at Old Trafford in the top flight (W0, D1, L5), when they recorded a 1-1 draw at the Theatre of Dreams way back in March 1983.


Home Advantage

Paul Pogba

The home side has won all four Premier League matches between Brighton and Man Utd. No fixture in Premier League history has been played more and been won by the home side 100% of the time. ​


A Proud November Record to Uphold

Manchester United v Partizan: Group L - UEFA Europa League

In November 1996, United lost 2-1 at home to Chelsea. The Red Devils haven't lost a league game at Old Trafford in November since (W34, D7). 


This is the longest unbeaten run in a single month in the competition's history. Although Man Utd are enduring their worst ever start to a Premier League season, at least they've still got that proud unbeaten home record in November to shout about. Every cloud. 


No Away Wins Against the Big Boys

Dale Stephens

It's fair to say Brighton are yet to thrive with the underdog tag away from home in the Premier League.


Against the six ever-present Premier League sides - Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham - the Seagulls have picked up just one point from a possible 39 away from home (W0, D1, L12). 


Brighton don't have a prolific scoring record in these fixtures either, with just three goals in 13 games. 


All Eyes on Rashford

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United have recorded just three victories in the Premier League this season, with Marcus Rashford ​scoring the winner on each of those occasions.


Two of those three winning goals have come from the penalty spot. No player has scored more winning goals in the Premier League this season than Rashford.