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Donny van de Beek 'could be named in Man Utd squad to face Brighton' as team news 'leaked'

Rory O'Callaghan

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Donny van de Beek 'could be named in Man Utd squad to face Brighton' as team news 'leaked'

Manchester United take on Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon and there could be a few surprises.

United will be without a number of senior players, including wingers Jadon Sancho and Antony.

Sancho has been banished from first-team training and will miss the match against the Seagulls after reportedly refusing to apologise to manager Erik ten Hag in a row over his attitude in training.

Antony, meanwhile, has agreed to go on a leave of absence as he fights domestic abuse allegations.


United are also without a number of injured players including Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane and Mason Mount - while Ten Hag has confirmed new loan signing Sofyan Amramat will miss the match with a back problem.


All of those absences has left Ten Hag with a depleted squad and the Dutchman is set to call on fringe players to fill the gap.

The United Stand claim that Donny van de Beek is set to be included in the squad after spotting him at Old Trafford ahead of the match.


Van de Beek spent the second half of the 2022/23 campaign on the sidelines after a serious knee injury and was expected to leave the club this summer after falling down the pecking order under Ten Hag.

He had been strongly linked with a move to Turkey, with Galatasaray and Fenerbahce both reportedly interested in the Netherlands international midfielder, but a move failed to materialise before the Turkish window closed on Friday.

Van de Beek is now set to remain at United until at least January and may get his chance to impress against Brighton, although the team news is yet to be confirmed.

The United Stand also reported several other players of being in the squad to face Brighton including Lisandro Martinez, Sergio Reguilon, Hannibal Mejbri, Dan Gore and Jonny Evans.


As expected, there was no sign of Jadon Sancho at Old Trafford ahead of the match.

United head into the game in 11th place - three points behind sixth-place Brighton.

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Topics: Manchester United, Football, Donny van de Beek, Premier League, Brighton And Hove Albion

Rory O'Callaghan
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