Manchester United could well be about to face fully fit Evan Ferguson after it seemed the Republic of Ireland forward would miss the game at Old Trafford.

The teenage forward has been superb so far this season with four goals to his name already and Ferguson looks to be available for the game at Old Trafford.

United are in desperate need of a morale-boosting victory against the Seagulls following everything that has happened during the international break.

A win is certainly not a given against a Brighton side who did the double over the Red Devils last season.

According to Andy Naylor of The Athletic, there is hope from the South Coast side that the 19-year-old forward will be fit to start the game against United.

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Ferguson’s impressive start

As mentioned, the youngster has had an electric start to the season.

A hat-trick against Newcastle United, including one stunning shot from the edge of the box, has shown fans of the Premier League exactly what he is made of.

The boyhood United fan is supposedly a target for the Red Devils next summer so if he were to feature against Erik ten Hag’s side, then he would be hoping to impress the Dutchman and the United hierarchy.

The Irishman will be a handful for a defence that could be without Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, and Luke Shaw.

Ten Hag’s big decisions

The Dutchman has a fair few decisions to make before the game at Old Trafford on Saturday against De Zerbi’s highflying side.

Who starts in defence, who replaces Antony and should Sofyan Amrabat be brought into the line-up, these are some of the questions that could be in Ten Hag’s head.

The heart of the defence may well be the biggest question for Ten Hag to mull over.

Victor Lindelof, Jonny Evans and Harry Maguire may well be the only central defenders available to Ten Hag, so there are certainly decisions to make.

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