Manchester United face Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford in the first match back after the international break.

A key player for Brighton could miss the fixture against Manchester United, with Evan Ferguson picking up an injury.

Evan Ferguson has begun the season in strong form for Brighton, and scored a hat-trick to demolish Newcastle in their last match. This prompted The Telegraph to hail him as worth £100 million.

Now he faces a real race against time to make the Manchester United game on September 16 at Old Trafford.

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Evan Ferguson injury latest

Evan Ferguson has been forced to pull out of Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2024 qualifying matches against France and Netherlands, BBC Sport report, with a knee injury cited.

A statement from the FAI read: “Ferguson reported for international duty on Sunday but after assessment from the Ireland medical team, Ferguson has been ruled out of both fixtures.”

Premier Injuries report Ferguson has a 50 per cent chance to be passed fit for the Manchester United game.

Evan Ferguson missed FA Cup semi-final

Evan Ferguson missed a key game against Manchester United last season when an injury meant he was unavailable for the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

The game ended 0-0 before Manchester United won the tie on a penalty shootout.

Manchester United injury problems

Ferguson’s injury could cancel out Manchester United’s defensive problems which caused a problem against Arsenal.

Raphael Varane is already ruled out of the Brighton game, while neither Lisandro Martinez or Victor Lindelof completed the game.

Both players have gone on international duty and are expected to play for their countries. United will be hoping there are no setbacks.

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