Preview 1/4 FA Cup: Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester United does not have much time to think about defeating Seville in the Champions League. On Saturday, the Red Devils will take the Brighton & Hove Albion team at the Old Trafford in the FA Cup semi-final..
The FA Cup is the only trophy chance this season after Jose Mourinho's players in bad style lost to Champions in Seville on Tuesday. Humor of the Red Devils is not the best, but it may be improved by Wembley's semi-final.
Jose Mourinho knows very well that his players have a task to do. The Portuguese at the Friday press conference stressed that Tuesday's defeat with Sevilla touched his players hard. However, the chances of a strong reaction happen quickly.
Mourinho on Friday, in a passionate speech, talked about the fall of Manchester United from the Champions League for 12 minutes. The Portuguese man was perfectly prepared, he brought his notes with him. The manager talked about the recent achievements of the Red Devils in European competitions and emphasized that he is not afraid of criticism. Mourinho also added that his team is ready to face Brighton.
The Portuguese manager will have the same composition as in the meeting with Sevilla. However, one should expect a few changes in the starting eleven. Sergio Romero will probably stand between the posts, and Juan Mata will probably play from the first minute.
Manchester United: Romero – Shaw, Bailly, Lindelof, Young – Matić, Carrick, McTominay – Martial, Lukaku, Mata
Brighton: Ryan – Suttner, Dunk, Duffy, Schelotto – Izquierdo, Propper, Kayal, March – Gross – Murray