'Would've been a crime not to play Jakub Moder' - Brighton fans 'fired-up' with Graham Potter's team for Manchester United

Brighton fans were in upbeat mood after Graham Potter's team to face Manchester United at Old Trafford was announced

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 6:58 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th April 2021, 7:02 pm
Jakub Moder will start for Brighton at Man United after impressing against Newcastle last time out

Brighton are unchanged from the starting XI that walloped Newcastle 3-0 last time out, with Poland's Jakub Moder and Belgium's Leo Trossard in the starting line-up once more.

Both impressed against Newcastle and both scored excellent goals while on international duty last week. Trossard will play just behind the front pairing of Danny Welbeck and Neal Maupay, while Moder will likely be charging up and down the left flank.

Joel Veltman will once again be on the left side of a defensive trio alongside Lewis Dunk and Ben White.

There are also a places on the bench for Ecuador international international Moises Caicedo and Poland youngster Karbownik.

Manchester United made two changes from their last Premier League - the 1-0 win against West Ham on 14 March.

Paul Pogba is in for Scott McTominay and Ed Cavani returns for Daniel James.

Brighton line-up: Sanchez; White, Dunk, Veltman; Gross, Bissouma, Lallana, Moder; Trossard, Maupay, Welbeck. Subs: Karbownik, Mac Allister, Jahanbakhsh, Alzate, Izquierdo, Steele, Propper, Caicedo, Zeqiri

Manchester United: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Cavani, Rashford. Subs: De Gea, Tuanzebe, Williams, Matic, McTominay, Van de Beek, James, Diallo.

How Brighton fans reacted on social media:

@josefoneill91 Moder to score at Wembley and old Trafford in the space of less than a week

@louisehersee: Get in! So sad that we can’t be there to give @LTrossard and @JakubModer the cheers they deserve!

@ReeceeyH: Now that team looks naughty...Fire!

@ES_PotterBall: Moser!!! Caicedo and Karbownick on the bench!!

@Aaronreesluker1: Would've been a crime to not play Moder

@Joebenno: Looking at the bench we could probably do without a defensive injury in this game...! #bhafc

@macfarlane1:Strong team and strong bench we could go 15th and up a place with a win we have every chance with this team.