Manchester United will host Brighton on Saturday at Old Trafford stadium. United will look to bounce back from yesterday's defeat in Switzerland against FC Basel.

The Red Devils were denied passage into the knockout phase of the Champions League, as Michael lang's last-minute strike snatched a dramatic last-minute victory for Basel at St. Jakob-Park stadium. United needs at least a point in their last Champions League match to secure passage into the knockout stages. During the midweek match, United were unable to replicate their stunning performance against Newcastle United in their last Premier League match.

Brighton, however, will have to be at their maximum best to stop United at the Theater Of Dreams. Manchester United have won their last six Premier League matches played at Old Trafford, United will be keen to extend their magnificent 100 percent win record at the theater of dreams this season against the Seagulls.

The last time Brighton played against United was in 1983

The Seagulls are also on a good run, which has seen them rise to the top half of the table. Brighton will travel to Old Trafford on the back of 2-2 draw against Stoke City which elevated them to the ninth position in the league standings, and will be hopping to continue with their great run of form. The last time Brighton played against United was way back 1983 - 34 years ago in the old League one division in a match that ended in a 1-1draw.

At the end of that season the Seagulls were relegated to the second division.

Talking points

Manchester United currently occupy the second position in the league table, eight points of the high-flying League leaders Manchester City and looks like the only real challengers of Man City for the league crown.

The Seagulls have not lost in their last four Premier League games, winning two and drawing the other two matches.

United striker Romelu Lukaku ended his seven matches League drought with the strike against Newcastle United. If Lukaku plays against Brighton it will be an opportunity for him to score against a 25th different opposition in the English League.

Pascal Gross has been involved in over 60 percent of Brighton league goals this season(three assists, five goals).

Arguably their most influential player. All of the teams Brighton have faced during their unbeaten run, are currently in the bottom half. Meaning, it will take great efforts from the Seagulls to leave Old Trafford with anything. Despite their recent resurgence, it is hard to see Brighton posing any great threat on Saturday.