Premier League In Focus – Manchester United vs Brighton Preview

When? Saturday 25th November, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Old Trafford

What channel is it on? Manchester Utd vs Brighton will not be televised live

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Manchester United -

Brighton – SOLD OUT

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Manchester United W3, D2
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Manchester United W10, Brighton W1, D5

Manchester United have not lost to Brighton in 35 years, and that occasion was Brighton’s only ever win over the Red Devils.

Manchester United have now won seven consecutive Premier League games at Old Trafford; their longest run since March 2013 when they won 12 in succession under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Dwight Gayle's goal for Newcastle last Saturday was the first that Manchester United have conceded from open play at Old Trafford in the Premier League since New Year's Eve 2016 - a run of 21 hours and 37 minutes.

Manchester United extended their unbeaten run at Old Trafford in the Premier League to 23 games (won 13, drew 10).

Romelu Lukaku has scored five goals in the Premier League at Old Trafford – he along with Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus share the accolade of currently scoring the most home goals this season.

Anthony Martial has scored five Premier League goals this season in 11 appearances. Last season, he scored just four goals in 24.

Manchester United have conceded just six goals this season - an average of 0.5 goals against per game.

Brighton are unbeaten in their last five Premier League outings (W2, D3).

Pascal Gross has been directly involved in eight of Brighton's 13 Premier League goals this season, scoring three and assisting five.

13 is lucky and unlucky in equal measures for Brighton this season as they have conceded just as many goals as they have scored in this campaign - an average of 1.08 goals at either end per game.

Of all the teams in the top half of the Premier League, Brighton have the lowest average possession at present – 46.1%.

40% of Brighton’s attacks come from the left-hand side of the pitch – this is the joint highest amount on this particular flank alongside both Bournemouth and Burnley.

Brighton have had the third least amount of shots on goals this season with 104.

The 1983 FA Cup final saw the two clubs paired together and 120 minutes could not split the two sides, although Gordon Smith had the perfect opportunity in which to do so. Unfortunately for Brighton, he failed to convert and Manchester United would go on to stroll to victory in the replay.