Erik ten Hag is aware that Brighton and Hove Albion will seek revenge against Manchester United when they play each other thursday night.
Tomorrow at 8 p.m, the Red Devils will play an in-form Seagulls team at the Amex.
United is comfortably in fourth place going into the match, seven points ahead of Liverpool in fifth, and has a game in hand over the Merseyside club.
With a victory, Brighton can move up to sixth place and overtake Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur, so they’ll be determined to get all three points.
United and Brighton have already played each other twice this season, with each team claiming a victory. The Seagulls were disqualified as a result of the Reds’ recent FA Cup semifinal victory over them in a penalty shootout at Wembley.
United must compete with Brighton, according to Ten Hag
This, according to Ten Hag, might serve as motivation for the adversary on Thursday. He stated today at the pre-game press conference (via MUTV): “I think everyone involved in top sport, if you get defeated, you want to have revenge and that is normal.
“They are extremely motivated to defeat us, but we must match that motivation and go above and beyond to defeat them in this game. The key word for tomorrow is readiness.”
Due to illness, Brighton’s manager Roberto De Zerbi might not be at the touchline on Thursday.
In the event that Sheikh Jassim purchases Manchester United, he ‘seeks to sign dream trio including Kylian Mbappe’
If he ends up becoming the new owner of the Red Devils, Sheikh Jassim is still very much in the running to complete a takeover and has already assembled a dazzling shopping list for the summer transfer window.
Should Sheikh Jassim successfully acquire Manchester United, he plans to make a remarkable offer for Kylian Mbappe and a few of his French teammates.
The Qatari billionaire is still very much in the race to buy the Red Devils. He has submitted at least three bids for United in an effort to outbid Sir Jim Ratcliffe for the club.
A roadblock recently was the belief that the owner of INEOS had outbid his competitor after the third round of bidding. That hasn’t stopped Sheikh Jassim from creating his transfer shortlist in anticipation of a possible takeover at Old Trafford.
The star of Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappe, is his main target, according to the German publication Sport Bild. The Frenchman only signed a new contract last summer, but that hasn’t stopped rumors of an impending departure.
Should Mbappe decide to sign with United, he might be joined by two of his international teammates. Along with Kingsley Coman of Bayern Munich, it’s been reported that Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is also a target.
While it is anticipated that the Red Devils would have a difficult time persuading Mbappe to move to Old Trafford, they would undoubtedly have to pay a significant sum to secure the trio. He recently stated in a speech that “playing here [PSG] is a privilege.
I’m from Paris, so being at PSG is unique. I was very young when I first started, but both on and off the field, I have matured and grown. I don’t want to disrespect anyone, but if it were up to what happened in the Champions League, I would have left by now.
I’m happy to be here, the striker said. I’m focused solely on making PSG happy right now, nothing else.”
Given his ongoing stellar play for PSG, Mbappe would be a sensational acquisition for the Red Devils. For the French team this season, the 24-year-old has 35 goals in 38 games across all competitions.
His performance carried over to the World Cup. Mbappe won the tournament’s Golden Boot in Qatar after scoring eight goals.
Given that Lionel Messi appears to be leaving Parc des Princes more than ever, PSG will be opposed to losing him. The Argentine will not sign a new contract in the French capital and is currently in discussions about making a history-making move to Saudi Arabia.
Coman and Camavinga have also played significant roles this season for their respective teams, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Additionally, Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad included both of them.