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Brighton v Man United: Two Players Who Could Help Brighton Beat Manchester United

On Thursday, a matchup between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United will conclude the midweek Premier League action.

Last Saturday, Roberto De Zerbi oversaw an electrifying 6-0 rout of Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Amex Stadium despite resting several significant first-team players.

The Seagulls should enter the pitch confident of securing what would be a priceless three points because they have had an extra day of rest compared to Manchester United and have the benefit of playing at home.

The gap between Brighton and Aston Villa at the end of the previous round was just two points. However, with three games in hand, they have a great chance to earn the first-ever qualification for a European competition.

When they face a Manchester United team that eliminated them on penalties from the FA Cup semifinals in April, the hosts will be focused on getting revenge.

After losing 2-1 at Old Trafford in Erik ten Hag's Premier League coaching debut, United's cup victory allowed them to pay back Brighton.

Since that loss, the Red Devils have undergone a lot of positive development, and the Dutchman's team is unstoppably marching towards a third top-four finish in four years.

Man Utd defeated Villa on Sunday, and Bruno Fernandes' first-half winner likely dispelled any remaining uncertainty over the Champions League promotion battle.

Winning this game in hand would all but guarantee the visitors' attempt to rejoin Europe's most prestigious competition after a season-long sabbatical, with fifth-placed Liverpool seven points behind.


1. Moises Caicedo 

Moises Caicedo is a talented midfielder with impressive skills on the ball. His quick and agile movements, combined with his ability to anticipate the game's flow, can pose a challenge to the opposition's defence. Against Manchester United, his technical ability can play a vital role in maintaining possession of the ball and driving forward.

Moreover, Moises Caicedo's physical strength can also come in handy while competing against United's midfield. He can provide a solid presence in the midfield and win possession in the tackles.


2. Danny Welbeck

With five goals and one assist in his previous six Premier League games at the Amex, Welbeck has excelled in recent home games for Brighton.

Only Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace has scored more Premier League goals against Manchester United than he has, with three against the Red Devils.

To win against Brighton on Thursday, Ten Hag's players will need to perform at their peak, especially given their "Jekyll & Hyde" performances depending on the playing surface.

While the aforementioned victory over Villa served as further evidence of Man Utd's unrivalled dominance at Old Trafford, issues frequently arise when teams travel.

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