Brighton vs Man United in the second semi-final of the 2022-23 FA Cup. The match will be played at the historic Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: Wembley
- Date: Sunday 23 April
- Kick-off Time: 16:30 BST / 11:30 ET / 08:30 PT
- Referee: Craig Pawson
- VAR: Michael Oliver
Brighton vs Man United: Match Preview
Brighton & Hove Albion have cruised through the FA Cup thus far, scoring five goals twice while beating Liverpool in the fourth round. On the other hand, Manchester United reached the semi-finals by clinching four back-to-back 3-1 wins, with Everton, Reading, West Ham United, and Fulham falling prey at their hands.
But the two teams have blown hot and cold, as far as their recent form is concerned. Brighton & Hove Albion last won back-to-back matches over a month ago. On the other hand, Manchester United ended a four-game unbeaten run by losing 3-0 to Sevilla on Thursday to crash out of the UEFA Europa League.
Brighton and Manchester United have already clashed once this season, with the Seagulls beating the Red Devils 2-1 at Old Trafford in August.
Robert De Zerbi has a few injury issues to contend with. Exciting young striker Evan Ferguson and defender Joel Veltman have both been sidelined for a few weeks, meaning Pascal Gross may play at right-back with Danny Welbeck up front.
Jason Steele will be assessed after missing the win at Chelsea, but the likes of Adam Lallana, Tariq Lamptey and Jeremy Sarmiento remain absent.
There could be a significant start for young Julio Enciso, who scored the winner over the Blues last time out.
Ten Hag will also miss many of his key players. Lisandro Martinez, Donny van de Beek, Raphael Varane, Tom Heaton, Phil Jones, and Alejandro Garnacho are all out, whereas given that he is recovering from a knock, Scott McTominay might not be rushed into this fixture.
With both first-choice central defenders out injured, the old duo of Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire are likely to be back. Casemiro and Christian Erikson could form a midfield pivot, while Anthony Martial could play up front with Marcus Rashford on the right flank.
Brighton vs Man United: Head to Head:
Manchester United holds the upper hand when it comes to head-to-head records. These two teams have met 29 times previously, where the Red Devils have won 19 games. Brighton has won only five games, while the other five matches ended in draws.
The last meeting, which was back in August in the Premier League, resulted in a 2-1 win for Brighton. Pascal Gross scored a brace for the Seagulls, whereas for ten Hag’s side, Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister netted an own goal.
Brighton (4-2-3-1): Sanchez; Gross, Colwill, Dunk, Estupinan; Mac Allister, Caicedo; March, Enciso, Mitoma; Welbeck.
Man United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Shaw, Dalot; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst.
BHA vs MU: Fantasy XI
Sanchez;Colwill, Shaw, Dunk, Casemiro, Eriksen; Mac Allister, Fernandes, Rashford, Mitoma;Antony.