Following three consecutive 1-1 draws, Manchester United will hopefully return to winning ways against Brighton.

The Reds are set to welcome Graham Potter’s side to Old Trafford for the rearranged clash (8.15pm), which takes place on Tuesday night.

The game was due to take place on Saturday, 18 December, but the Covid-19 outbreak within the Reds squad meant the game was postponed.

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Unlike United, the Seagulls come into the clash off the back of a win and are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games.

One man who could be crucial in ensuring United get back on track under the stewardship of Rangnick is Bruno Fernandes.

Bruno Fernandes record against Brighton

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United’s number 18 may have only faced Brighton on three occasions, but he has made a telling contribution in each and every of those fixtures.

Following ‘Project Restart’, in the summer of 2020, United went on a great run, which saw us win six out of our final nine Premier League matches.

In that run, a Fernandes-inspired United dismantled Brighton at the Amex Stadium. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side won 3-0 that day and the former Sporting Lisbon captain helped himself to a brace, which included a devastating volley, following a swift counter attack.

In the third game of last season, Fernandes cut open Brighton’s defence with an assist for Marcus Rashford before showing great composure to slot home a penalty in the 100th minute to give United an unlikely 3-2 away win.

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In the most recent encounter between the two sides, Fernandes’ through ball to Rashford helped United overturn a 1-0 deficit at Old Trafford, to win 2-1.

With five goalscoring contributions in just three matches against Brighton, Graham Potter will be well aware of the threat Bruno Fernandes poses.

And with Cristiano Ronaldo, who will be desperate to ensure his goal drought doesn’t extend to seven games, set to face the Seagulls for the first time in his career, Fernandes will fancy his chances of registering a goal or an assist in his fourth match against Brighton.

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