Brighton have so often impressed in games and failed to get the goals and points their performances have deserved.
As for United, they’ve underwhelmed this term and have regularly delivered hapless displays. Yet somehow, they manage to pull off game-changing moments that secure points, and now look set for a top-six finish.
Even the meeting between the two in February offered a small glimpse of the clubs’ seasons, with United grabbing a 2-0 win despite having long spells where they struggled to maintain control of proceedings.
But Ralf Rangnick’s side put in one of their best performances of the campaign when they easily dispatched Brentford 3-0 on Monday night, with Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane among the goals.
The result came despite the absence of a few key players, while two others returned against the Bees after spells on the sidelines.
While Rangnick won’t be thinking about this squad long-term, the Red Devils boss will want to end the season as strong as possible and will hope for a few returning faces when United travel to the south coast for a 5.30pm kick-off this Saturday.
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