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May 4, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Falmer Stadium
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BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
1-0
Man UtdManchester United
Gross (57')
Murray (47'), Gross (67')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho explains Alexis Sanchez omission

Mourinho explains Sanchez omission
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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reveals that Alexis Sanchez was left out of his squad to face Brighton & Hove Albion because of injury.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained why Alexis Sanchez was not included in his squad to face Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League.

The Red Devils coach revealed that the Chilean striker skipped the visit to the south coast because he took a knock in training.

Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were named up front for United, as Romelu Lukaku is also sidelined through injury.

"We want to win and we think that this is the best team," The Mirror quotes Mourinho as saying.

"Of course, Alexis and [Romelu] Lukaku are injured. So they were not an option.

"But we believe in these players and they deserve a chance. Many are fresher than the others and to play against a team which is strong at home is probably the best thing."

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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