Harry Redknapp predicts Man United v Brighton
Harry Redknapp looks ahead to Man United's home clash with Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday
Harry Redknapp is backing Manchester United to return to winning ways with a victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils head into the game looking to bounce back from the disappointment of their 1-0 defeat by Bournemouth last weekend.
Manchester United are currently languishing in 10th place in the Premier League table after a stuttering start to the new campaign for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
Indeed, the Red Devils have only won three of their opening 11 games in the Premier League this season to leave them well off the pace in the race for a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.
Despite their stuttering form, with Manchester United having only won one of their last five games in the top flight, former Tottenham manager Redknapp is backing the home side to claim all three points on Sunday.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Redknapp said: “The euphoria of a 2-1 League cup win at Stamford Bridge quickly evaporated for Manchester United when they were defeated 1-0 at Bournemouth in the Premier League last Saturday.
“The Red Devils are enduring a frustrating campaign littered with inconsistency that is preventing them from making a strong challenge for the top four.
“On their day, however, they still remain a match for most and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping he can find the magic formula to produce a winning run that can start to lift them towards the summit and away from mid-table.
“Incredibly, the opposition at Old Trafford this weekend, Brighton, are now two points better off than their illustrious hosts after a tremendous run which has seen three Premier League victories from their last four outings.
“However, they may very well need those points as the Seagulls face a tough month which will see them face Leicester, Liverpool and Arsenal following their long trip north.
“All too often Brighton have been over-reliant on Glenn Murray for goals but he has found himself on the bench recently with the emergence of Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly.
“Maupay joined in the summer after impressing in the Championship with Brentford, whilst youngster Connolly looks a star in the making and this nineteen-year-old from Ireland has really caught the eye this term after going from the academy to representing the Republic of Ireland at international level.
“United have only played one of their last seven matches on home soil and will be relishing a return to their home base.
“They were unlucky not to become the first team to beat Liverpool this season in their last Premier League game at Old Trafford and can put Brighton to the sword on their way to better things.”
Manchester United are aiming to try and break back into the top four this season after they finished sixth and without a trophy last term.
The Red Devils will return to action with a trip to Sheffield United on 24 November after the final international break of the year.