Disregarding the fact that the victory was facilitated by their opponent’s mistake, Manchester United celebrated the triumph against Brighton & Hove Albion.
The 1-0 victory had a positive impact on the players, and it would indubitably influence their performances on their next fixture, as they are now ready to take on Watford on a Tuesday night away-fixture.
With eight points separating them from the team on top, the Old Trafford outfit will not be rooting for a victory but indeed a triumph with a great margin to separate them from the opposition, in the hopes of bettering the gap between them and Manchester City.
Jose Mourinho has reportedly reassembled Matteo Darmian, Daley Blind and Jesse Lingard to the squad for the Premier League fixture. However, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were not among the travelling squad, according to MEN. Club captain Michael Carrick is still building his fitness after having a cardiac ablation to deal with an irregular heart rhythm.
Dropping Darmian, Blind and Lingard for the Brighton fixture, the Portuguese tactician has them well rested and available for the important fixture. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who returned from a long-term injury a week ago, is pushing to start, but the availability of Lukaku could rule out any possibility of that occurring. The Swede marked his appearance in three previous games of the Red Devils, albeit as a substitute.
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