A Manchester United outfit yet to find anything close to top form over the early weeks of the term will be hopeful of finally clicking into full gear in their return to action on the back of the international break this weekend.
Erik ten Hag’s troops have been condemned to defeat in two of their four Premier League outings to date, most recently in heartbreaking last-gasp fashion at Arsenal.
With a Brighton & Hove Albion side brimming with confidence after making it three wins from four at the expense of Newcastle two weeks ago lying in wait, though, the Red Devils will have their work cut out for them once more on Saturday afternoon.
The matchup will be part of Gameweek 407 on Sorare Football, and 101 Great Goals has broken down the key statistical takeaways ahead of the game.
Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion Sorare tips
Fresh off an impactful first appearance of the season off the bench at Arsenal last time out, Rasmus Hojlund looks likely to be afforded his full Manchester United debut against Brighton this weekend. The Dane is still working his way back to full fitness, but after featuring in both of his country’s fixtures during the international break, Hojlund is all set to oust the under-performing Anthony Martial from his new side’s frontline. Always a threat in and around the penalty area, the big-money summer arrival at Old Trafford could prove an inspired pick this week.
A continued recipient of regular criticism on the part of large sections of the Man United faithful, Rashford has, since a shaky opening to the term, bounced back over the course of the last couple of Premier League gameweeks. Goals contributions against both Nottingham Forest and Arsenal culminated in successive Sorare scores of 74 and 62, with his status as a guaranteed starter amid an otherwise fractured Red Devils frontline making Rashford a consistently solid option.
Andre Onana’s start to life in England has proven something of a mixed bag, with top-tier shot-stopping and distribution having been interlinked with some at-times questionable decision-making. The summer United pickup managed a head-turning 83 points on his debut against Wolves, but has since failed to crack the half-century mark in any of his last three. Still, hopes are high when it comes to his long-term value, and with Brighton likely to carve out their fair share of presentable goalscoring opportunities at Old Trafford, an in-form Onana could be in line for a major haul.
Brighton & Hove Albion
The name on the lips of football fans across England at present, youngster Ferguson is of course fresh off a remarkable display in his most recent outing. After managing just one goal across his first three appearances of the term, the 18-year-old quadrupled his tally courtesy of a scintillating hat-trick against Newcastle, in the process only reiterating his status as one of the Premier League’s standout talents. He did miss the Republic of Ireland’s recent meetings with France and The Netherlands through injury, but should Ferguson recover in time to face a shaky Manchester United backline, yet more goals could well be in store.
One of several impressive summer additions on the part of the brass at Brighton, Joao Pedro kicked his Seagulls stint into gear in ideal fashion, courtesy of an opening day goal against Luton. He has since failed to add to this tally over the weeks since, but the 21-year-old’s impact in attacking areas is undeniable. Restored to the starting line-up last time out, Pedro is expected to maintain his place in Roberto De Zerbi’s frontline this weekend, and, like partner in crime Ferguson, will fancy his chances of wreaking havoc on United’s back-4.
Last up on our list of picks for Brighton comes another attacker to have enjoyed a productive start to the term, in Solly March. Now a legitimate goalscoring threat each and every time he steps on the pitch, the Englishman managed back-to-back scores of 70 and 100 in his first two outings. Not quite as prolific over the two weeks since, March, on the back of a breakout season in front of goal in 2022/23, nevertheless continues to act as a reliable source of Sorare points.
Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion Sorare data
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