Man Utd team news: Pogba starts again versus Brighton, as Mata comes back in

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The Red Devils will be looking to cut the gap to arch-rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table when they take on the Seagulls

Paul Pogba has been included from the start once again as Manchester United return to Premier League action against Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Red Devils suffered a 1-0 defeat to Basel in midweek Champions League competition, with a much-changed XI coming unstuck on Swiss soil.

Man Utd win and over 2.5 goals 3/4 v Brighton

Jose Mourinho has reverted to his tried and tested for a visit from the Seagulls to Old Trafford, with his side seeking to cut the gap to arch-rivals Manchester City at the top of the table.

David de Gea, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford among those coming back into the United team. Mourinho makes a total of seven changes, going with the same starting XI as the one which beat Newcastle United 4-1 in their last league fixture.

Manchester United XI

That means Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to wait for a start following his return from injury, while Marcos Rojo rests up after making his comeback in Basel.

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Brighton boss Chris Hughton makes one change from the side which drew 2-2 with Stoke City on Monday, replacing Jose Izquierdo with Solly March.

Man Utd team: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young; Matic, Pogba; Rashford, Mata, Martial; Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Rojo, Fellaini, Herrera, McTominay, Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic.

Brighton team: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, March; Gross; Murray. Subs: Kayal, Hemed, Goldson, Izquierdo, Schelotto, Krul, Brown.

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