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Manchester United’s lackluster 2023-24 Premier League season will wrap up on Sunday afternoon as they head to the Amex Stadium to take on Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Red Devils have a slim chance of qualifying for Europe, while Brighton aims to avoid falling into the bottom half of the table. After a stellar sixth-place finish last season, the Seagulls struggled this year due to the departure of key players, injuries, and a significant drop in form under Roberto De Zerbi.

Brighton has only managed three wins in their last 15 matches across all competitions, with just two victories in their last 12 Premier League games. They've also struggled to score, failing to find the net in seven of those matches.

Brighton recently managed a 1-0 win over Aston Villa and a 1-1 draw at Newcastle but lost 2-1 to Chelsea despite Danny Welbeck's late goal. They currently sit in 10th place, and a loss on Sunday could see them drop further, potentially being overtaken by Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, or Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Historically, Brighton has ended their Premier League campaigns poorly, losing four of their last six final matches. However, they have a strong recent record against Manchester United, winning their last four meetings. The last team to beat United in five consecutive league games was Norwich City between 1988 and 1990.

As for Manchester United, there’s uncertainty surrounding manager Erik ten Hag’s future. The team is at risk of recording their lowest league finish and points total in 34 years. With 17 wins, six draws, and a club-record 14 losses from 37 games, they have just 57 points, significantly trailing Aston Villa in fourth and rivals Manchester City at the top.

United recently ended a two-match losing streak with a 3-2 win over Newcastle, thanks to goals from Kobbie Mainoo, Amad Diallo, and Rasmus Hojlund. They are currently eighth, level on points with Newcastle in seventh. To secure a spot in next season’s Europa Conference League, they need to better Newcastle’s result against Brentford. If they fall short, they must win the FA Cup final against Man City to ensure European football next season.

Victory on Sunday is no sure thing for United, who haven’t won any of their last five away league games and have lost four of their six top-flight visits to Brighton, their highest away loss rate against any Premier League team.

INJURIES & SUSPENSION​

Manchester United’s lackluster 2023-24 Premier League season will wrap up on Sunday afternoon as they head to the Amex Stadium to take on Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Red Devils have a slim chance of qualifying for Europe, while Brighton aims to avoid falling into the bottom half of the table. After a stellar sixth-place finish last season, the Seagulls struggled this year due to the departure of key players, injuries, and a significant drop in form under Roberto De Zerbi. Brighton has only managed three wins in their last 15 matches across all competitions, with just two victories in their last 12 Premier League games. They've also struggled to score, failing to find the net in seven of those matches.

Brighton recently managed a 1-0 win over Aston Villa and a 1-1 draw at Newcastle but lost 2-1 to Chelsea despite Danny Welbeck's late goal. They currently sit in 10th place, and a loss on Sunday could see them drop further, potentially being overtaken by Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, or Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Historically, Brighton has ended their Premier League campaigns poorly, losing four of their last six final matches. However, they have a strong recent record against Manchester United, winning their last four meetings. The last team to beat United in five consecutive league games was Norwich City between 1988 and 1990.

As for Manchester United, there’s uncertainty surrounding manager Erik ten Hag’s future. The team is at risk of recording their lowest league finish and points total in 34 years. With 17 wins, six draws, and a club-record 14 losses from 37 games, they have just 57 points, significantly trailing Aston Villa in fourth and rivals Manchester City at the top.

United recently ended a two-match losing streak with a 3-2 win over Newcastle, thanks to goals from Kobbie Mainoo, Amad Diallo, and Rasmus Hojlund. They are currently eighth, level on points with Newcastle in seventh. To secure a spot in next season’s Europa Conference League, they need to better Newcastle’s result against Brentford. If they fall short, they must win the FA Cup final against Man City to ensure European football next season.

Victory on Sunday is no sure thing for United, who haven’t won any of their last five away league games and have lost four of their six top-flight visits to Brighton, their highest away loss rate against any Premier League team.

POSSIBLE LINE-UPS​

Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Verbruggen; Lamptey, Webster, Igor, Barco; Gilmour, Gross; Buonanotte, Pedro, Adingra; Welbeck

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Evans, Dalot; Amrabat, Mainoo; Diallo, Fernandes, Garnacho; Hojlund

EXPERT PREDICTION​

Brighton 2-2 Manchester United

Both teams have had their ups and downs as the season winds down, showing some shaky defense along the way. This weekend’s match could be a lively one with plenty of chances at both ends.

Manchester United has more at stake, aiming for a spot in the Europa Conference League, but their recent performances against Brighton haven’t been great. We can see Brighton holding their own and managing to secure a draw, frustrating the Red Devils in the process.
 

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