Manchester United will try to get off to a winning start in the Premier League 2022/23 season when they host Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday afternoon.
The visit of the Seagulls will herald the start of a new era at Old Trafford, as well as Erik ten Hag’s first competitive game in charge. Last Saturday, the Dutchman had his first taste of life in the Old Trafford home dugout, as his side finished their pre-season training with a 1-1 draw against Rayo Vallecano.
The draw with the Spanish club means that United finished their pre-season schedule with three victories, two draws, and one defeat from six friendlies. They put up some good performances throughout the preseason, and Ten Hag is aiming for a repeat performance on Sunday.
Ten Hag has revealed that attacker Anthony Martial will miss the opener against Graham Potter’s side due to an injury complaint. The Frenchman scored three goals in pre-season, so his absence is a significant blow, and it remains to be seen whether Cristiano Ronaldo can fill his shoes.