Man United will play their first game of the 2022/23 Premier League season in just two weeks when they host Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford.
It’ll be Erik ten Hag’s first league game as manager and one he’ll desperately want to win by a formidable margin.
United enjoyed a pretty good pre-season tour of Asia, playing four games in Thailand and Australia.
They won three games and drew their final one against Aston Villa on Saturday.
A number of first-team players impressed. The front three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho looked really slick together and deserve to start the season together.
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Eric Bailly also had a really impressive pre-season tour and probably deserves a start over Victor Lindelof or Raphael Varane. Fred and Scott McTominay looked solid as a duo too.
New signing Tyrell Malacia looked solid, but Luke Shaw just about edged him out and is likely to remain first-choice.
So here we look at United’s best possible XI for the Brighton game based on recent performances and current form.
Predicted Man United XI vs Brighton: De Gea, Dalot, Maguire, Bailly, Shaw, Fred, McTominay, Bruno, Sancho, Rashford, Martial
N/B: Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez didn’t play or train with United in the Asian pre-season tour, hence not considered for this lineup.