De Zerbi's brilliant new XI to face Man United after international break – including Ansu Fati and Carlos Baleba
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Talented young striker Evan Ferguson netted a hat-trick and there were also encouraging displays from defender Jan Paul van Hecke, midfielder Billy Gilmour and £30m summer signing Joao Pedro.
Brighton are sixth in the Premier League and have won three from four of their opening top flight fixtures following their impressive start to the new season.
The pause for the international break will help their head coach Roberto De Zerbi to assess what's gone on so far and how to integrate new arrivals Carlos Baleba and Ansu Fati, who both joined late in the window.
Baleba signed for £25m from Lille on a five-year contract, while Fati is on a season loan from Barcelona.
Man United, who lost 3-1 at Arsenal yesterday and are 11th in the fledgling table, are next for Brighton as the Seagulls travel to Old Trafford on Saturday, September 16. Albion then take their first ever steps into Europe as they welcome AEK Athens to the American Express Stadium on Thursday, September 21 in the Europa League.
De Zerbi will have some selection conundrums to consider and work out just where Fati and Baleba fit into the XI…
Here’s how the Seagulls could line-up at Old Trafford: Bart Verbruggen; Joel Veltman, Jan Paul van Hecke, Lewis Dunk, Pervis Estupinan; Billy Gilmour, Carlos Baleba; Solly March, Ansu Fati, Kaoru Mitoma, Evan Ferguson.