Predicted Manchester United line-up v Brighton

Manchester United are back in action on Sunday night against Brighton.

The game is a welcome return to club football after the international break, which gave some of United’s players a breather after the disappointment of FA Cup defeat.

The break may have done United’s players some good. Edinson Cavani for instance is fresh after a two week break. He will start up front with Anthony Martial injured.

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Big decisions

The biggest decision is in goal, whether David de Gea or Dean Henderson will start. There is a case for both goalkeepers.

We expect De Gea will return to the starting line-up for this one, with Henderson starting in the Europa League on Thursday.

Another decision is at left-back, and Alex Telles could get the nod ahead of Luke Shaw after resting up the last two weeks.

Shaw did only play one of three international games, but he could be saved for the Europa League.

A key decision also comes in defence, who partners Harry Maguire. Victor Lindelof’s fitness must be assessed, but he is the most probable starter.

Midfield and attack

Fred is set to start after his break, and it could be Paul Pogba who partners him in the middle.

Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood both trained on Friday after their injuries and both could also be in line to start this game.

The alternative if one of them is not ready to go is Dan James, who will be full of confidence after scoring a midweek winner for Wales.

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