Man Utd vs Brighton: team news, how to watch and match officials

Everything you need to know ahead of Manchester United’s opening 2022-23 Premier League fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.

Manchester United welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to Old Trafford on Sunday in their first Premier League fixture of the new season.

United will be looking to begin the campaign positively under new boss Erik ten Hag, having finished sixth in the table last season with 58 points - their lowest in the competition’s history.

Ten Hag has revamped the Red Devils’ squad with several big names departing the Theatre of Dreams, while he has signed Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez.

United come into the game on the back of one loss in six pre-season games. Ten Hag guided his team to a 4-0 win over rivals Liverpool in Thailand - arguably the highlight of their pre-season schedule.

As for Brighton, they won three of their five pre-season fixtures, including an emphatic 5-1 victory over Espanyol on 30 July.

The Red Devils have played the Seagulls 10 times in the Premier League, winning seven of their previous meetings and losing three.

With that being said, here’s all the key information ahead of United’s clash with Brighton on Sunday.

When is Man Utd vs Brighton?

The game takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday 7 August and kicks off at 2pm.

Where to watch Man Utd vs Brighton

The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage beginning at 1pm on the latter mentioned channel - a Sky Sports subscription is required to watch the match.

Where can I live stream Man Utd vs Brighton?

The game will be available to live stream via the Sky Go app and through Sky Sports’ website with a Sky subscription required to watch.

Top transfer of the summer so far = Tyrell Malacia - £13.5m

Who are the match officials for Man Utd vs Brighton?

Paul Tierney is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Constantine Hatzidakis and Neil Davies, while the fourth official for the clash is Michael Salisbury.

John Brooks will in charge of VAR, and will be assisted by Timothy Wood.

Team News

Ten Hag could hand competitive debuts to new summer signings Malacia, Eriksen and Martinez, and confirmed in his pre-match press conference that the latter pair are fit to start despite a stunted pre-season.

Questions have been raised as to whether last season’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will play up top on Sunday, with Anthony Martial missing due to a hamstring injury.

As for Brighton, they’ll be without Marc Cucurella after he completed a move to Chelsea, while Shane Duffy has joined Fulham on loan.

Alexis Mac Allister is available after recovering from a knock, but Jakub Moder is out with a long-term injury.