MANCHESTER UNITED return to action TODAY looking to put their heart-breaking Arsenal loss behind them when they host Brighton.

Alejandro Garnacho had the ball in the net in the 88th-minute only for VAR to cancel out the goal before the Gunners scored twice in injury time to seal the 3-1 win.

But the Red Devils now take on in-form Brighton, who will be buoyed by their 3-1 victory over Newcastle which saw teenage sensation Evan Ferguson score a hat-trick.

The Seagulls sit sixth place in the Premier League with nine points from their first four games, with the home defeat by West Ham their only blot so far.

Meanwhile, United have had more off-field issues to contend with.

Manager Erik ten Hag has been embroiled in a public spat with Jadon Sancho since the club's defeat to Arsenal.

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And Antony is currently absent from the squad as he faces allegations of domestic abuse from three women, although he has vowed to clear his name.

The Red Devils will need a win against Brighton at Old Trafford on Sunday, otherwise they risk slipping further down the table.


When is Man Utd vs Brighton?

Manchester United vs Brighton will take place on TODAY – Saturday, September 16.

The match kicks off at 3pm BST.

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Old Trafford plays host to the Premier League clash.

Is Man Utd vs Brighton on TV?

Unfortunately Manchester United vs Brighton will NOT be televised live in the UK.

This is due to the the 3pm Saturday blackout law for Premier League in the UK.

Man Utd vs Brighton team news

Erik ten Hag and Roberto De Zerbi will be assessing their troops after the international break.

Though there is a doubt over Seagulls star man Ferguson, who picked up a knee injury during his man of the match performance against Newcastle last time out.

For United, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw and Kobbie Mainoo are all sidelined with long-term injuries.

Lisandro Martinez and Mason Mount are doubts.

While Antony is not with the squad while allegations are being investigated.

And Sancho is unlikely to be named in the team amid his ongoing row with Ten Hag.

Who are the star players?

Man Utd new boy Rasmus Hojlund put on a promising debut performance against Arsenal.

The powerful striker caused a number of problems for defenders Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba when he was introduced in the second half.

Ferguson remains the star man for Brighton at the moment following his hat-trick against Newcastle, although he is not guaranteed to start due to a knock.

Kaoru Mitoma has also impressed for the Seagulls so far this season, as has Pervis Estupiñán.

What is their form like?

Man Utd currently sit 11th in the Premier League table with two wins and two defeats from four games.

However, neither of their two wins were convincing.

The Red Devils clinched a 1-0 win over Wolves in their opening game of the campaign thanks to a late goal from Varane, but fans were convinced that they 'got lucky' after Gary O'Neil's side were denied a penalty in the final minutes.

United also claimed a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest after bouncing back from 2-0 down.

Meanwhile, Brighton have won three of their opening four games, with their only defeat coming against West Ham at the end of August.

What has been said?

Ten Hag praised his team for playing well against Arsenal despite the result.

He believed the officiating and VAR decisions stopped his side from getting anything from the game.

The Dutchman said: "The performance was alright from us. I thought we played a very good game but everything went against us – then you don't win the game."

He added: "You can say you need to finish your chances and that you shouldn't concede a goal after going 1-0 up. This is all true, but I was happy with the performance."


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De Zerbi believes Ferguson has the ability to become Europe's top goalscorer following his hat-trick against Newcastle.

He said: "He can become big, big, big. His qualities are enough to become a great player. He can become one of the best, the top scorer in Europe. He was born in 2004, he's 18. I don't know how many players are young, that score like him."

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