Man Utd vs Brighton: Live broadcasts, TV channels, kick-off times & how to watch

Erik ten Hag will lead the Red Devils for the first time in the Premier League

Manchester United kick off their Premier League campaign against Brighton at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Having endured a poor season last time out, the Red Devils are aiming to restore their former glory under new manager Erik ten Hag. The Dutch manager is trying to instill his own philosophy of creative football in order to rejuvenate a team that delivered the results it deserved in pre-season. Manchester United won three games, including a 4-0 win over Liverpool, drew against Rayo Vallecano and Aston Villa and lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid.

Brighton will be looking for inspiration from their 4-0 win over the Red Devils on the south coast last season in May. The Seagulls finished the campaign ninth in the table, their best position ever, and ended on a five-game unbeaten run that includes three wins. TARGET gives you all the information you need to follow the weekend action live.

Man Utd vs Brighton: kick-off date and time

How to watch on TV and live streaming online

Premier League matches will be broadcast in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Ultra HD and will be available for live streaming via NOW TV & Heaven Go.

In the United States the match will be shown on Peacock and broadcast live via Peacock Premium.

Manchester United Teams & Squad News

Erik ten Hag is likely to give new signings Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez a start against Brighton after both players enjoyed playing time in pre-season. The Danish midfielder featured against Atletico Madrid and Rayo while the centre-back only featured in the latter.

“I think they are fit enough to start,” Ten Hag said at his pre-match press conference.

Cristiano Ronaldo made his first appearance under the Dutch manager against Rayo and could start again on Sunday.

“I told you before: we planned with him for the season. We have a top striker and I’m very happy he’s here, he’s in the squad and we stick to that plan.”

However, Anthony Martial will be sidelined with a hamstring injury but is not expected to spend too much time on the sidelines.

“It’s always hard to say with this injury, but hopefully not too long,” said Ten Hag.

Luke Shaw is back in training but faces stiff competition for a starting spot as new signing Tyrell Malacia has impressed in pre-season.

Brighton Team News & Squad

Jakub Moder will be the only Brighton player to miss the trip to Old Trafford.

The Seagulls have added Chelsea defender Levi Colwill to their roster but it remains to be seen if the new arrival will make his Old Trafford debut. Another new signing, Julio Enciso, may be making his first competitive debut.

Marc Cucurella’s departure to Chelsea would see Solly March replace him at left-back, while Alexis Mac Allister should return after recovering from a groin injury.

Leandro Trossard and former Red Devils Danny Welbeck should lead the line for the visitors.

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