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Man Utd predicted lineup vs Brighton - Premier League

Jamie Spencer
Harry Maguire's performances have come under scrutiny
Harry Maguire's performances have come under scrutiny / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages
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Manchester United host Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday night desperately looking for a win after successive 1-1 draws against Burnley and Southampton.

Ralf Rangnick is yet to oversee a revolution in results or performances since taking over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December and questions are increasingly being asked of the squad.

Here's a look at the starting XI the interim manager could pick...


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Raphael Varane thought he had scored against Burnley
Raphael Varane thought he had scored against Burnley / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

David de Gea (GK) - Won't be satisfied at a recent lack of clean sheets, but the defence and midfield in front of him has to be stronger.

Diogo Dalot (RB) - Still favoured over Aaron Wan-Bissaka. This place looks like it could be primarily his for the rest of the season.

Harry Maguire (CB) - Really needs a big performance because supporters are increasingly turning on him after a poor season so far.

Raphael Varane (CB) - By his own admission, the Frenchman has found the intensity of the Premier League different to anything he has known before.

Alex Telles (LB) - Could step in to replace Luke Shaw, who has been playing every minute since returning from a recent injury.

2. Midfielders

Paul Pogba's future is still undecided
Paul Pogba's future is still undecided / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages

Scott McTominay (CM) - Expected to keep his place despite competition from a returning Fred.

Paul Pogba (CM) - The Frenchman has been an automatic starter since his long-awaited return from injury.

Bruno Fernandes (AM) - Four Premier League games without a goal isn't his longest this season but he still won't be happy about it.

3. Forwards

Jadon Sancho is being utilised on the left flank
Jadon Sancho is being utilised on the left flank / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages

Marcus Rashford (RW) - Managed his first direct goal contribution as a starter since early December last time out.

Cristiano Ronaldo (ST) - With Edinson Cavani out, difficult to image the Portuguese won't feature. Chasing a first goal since December.

Jadon Sancho (LW) - Despite making his name as a right-sided winger for Borussia Dortmind, Rangnick seems keen to use him on the left.



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