“It is a bit about fresh legs after both Paul [Pogba] and Marcus [Rashford] played in the last couple of games and Paul is coming back from a long-term injury so that was the idea behind that,” the boss told MUTV about the initial two changes to the XI.
“I think, for us, it is important for us to show our nice face, our beautiful face. I said it is a bit like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and it is about, today, showing for the whole game our beautiful face, the nice side of what we did in the last three games and that is what it is all about.”
Former Red Danny Welbeck is on the bench for the Seagulls, who have recalled Yves Bissouma in midfield. Tariq Lamptey is also among the substitutes.
United: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Shaw; McTominay, Fred, Fernandes; Elanga, Ronaldo, Sancho.
Substitutes: Heaton, Henderson, Jones, Telles, Wan-Bissaka, Lingard, Mata, Pogba, Rashford.