Pre-match report for our next game: Man Utd, Sunday, 19th August 2018

PREMIER LEAGUE; Brighton v Manchester United

United Manager; Jose Mourinho (2016)
The enigmatic Portuguese coach did things his way to chase runaway City last term and end the campaign as runner-up.
JS record to Aug 18; P120 W74 D25 L21. Wins = 61.6%
17/18; P38 W25 D6 L7 F68 A28 GD+40 Pt81 Po2 = 2.13pt/gm. Wins = 65.7%, Loss = 18.4%
18/19; P1 W1 D0 L0 F2 A1 GD+1 Pt3 Po7 = 3.00pt/gm. Wins =100%

United fans expectations; earning a podium place, despite supporting a side with defence first qualities compared to other top four contenders.
Forecasts @ start; title 7/1, top four 2-7, top north-west 9-2. Sack JM 7/1 fav, 1st for sack 6/1 fav. FA Cup 6/1, EFL Cup 6/1.
Prospects; not anticipated to be title challengers but obviously capable of making a fight of it to qualify for Champions League.

INS; Fred (Shakhtar 52m), Diogo Dalot (Porto 19m), Lee Grant (Stoke 1.5m)


PREM record from 11/12; 2, 1, 7, 4, 5, 6, 2. Title - 12/13, runner-up - 11/12 & 17/18.
Recent managers; Louis van Gaal (2014-16), David Moyes (2013-14).


UNITED AWAY:
17/18 - P19 W10 D4 L5 F30 A19 GD+11 (Po2) = 1.78pt/gm or 41.9% of total points. Wins = 52.6%, Loss = 26.3%

Knockouts; Champions League - last 16, FA Cup - finalists, EFL Cup - 5th rnd.

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