Man Utd dealt injury blow ahead of Brighton and Hove Albion clash as Erik ten Hag provides updates

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Manchester United are back in Premier League action this weekend after the international break

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has said this weekend’s clash against Brighton and Hove Albion will come too soon for Mason Mount and Raphael Varane. The pair are both still recovering from their respective injuries and won’t be involved.

The Red Devils take on a Seagulls side who make the trip up north on the back of their impressive 3-1 win at home to Newcastle United last time out. Roberto De Zerbi’s men are sweating over the fitness of striker Evan Ferguson though.

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United boss Ten Hag has had this to say regarding midfielder Mount and centre-back Varane: “Both are in a good place. They are shortly coming [towards] a return.”

He added: “We played very well very Arsenal, we trained very well, we played very well, we deserved much more in Arsenal, it was not on our side, that was the outcome of our analysis and you can see our progress against a good Arsenal and minimum we have to get a draw there and we could have won. We come back and we trained very well. We are ready for it.”

In other team news, defender Victor Lindelof is fine after being substituted off against Arsenal in the last fixture. The Gunners won 3-1 and the Red Devils ended the game with Jonny Evans and Harry Maguire as the centre-back partnership.

Lisandro Martinez is also expected to be fit for the clash against Brighton which is a boost. He went away with Argentina on international duty but didn’t feature for his country.

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Wingers Anthony and Jadon Sancho won’t be involved and it remains to be seen whether deadline day signing Sofyan Amrabat will be available. New striker Rasmus Hojlund is pushing for his first start for United as he hunts for his first goal as soon as possible.

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