Erik ten Hag named Cristiano Ronaldo on the seat for his most memorable serious match as Manchester United director against Brighton at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo played just 45 minutes of United's pre-season plan having passed on their visit to Australia and Thailand.

Marcus Rashford will lead the line in Anthony Martial's physical issue nonattendance.

As a benchmark for United's underlying advancement since Ten Hag's appearance from Ajax in July,

a gathering with rivals who whipped them 4-0 towards the finish of a terrible 2021/22 mission could demonstrate educational.

Brighton completed the season on a five-match unbeaten run that included three successes, getting their most elevated ever last place of 10th in the first class.

Notwithstanding, they have since lost key men Yves Bissouma and Marc Cucurella to Tottenham and Chelsea separately.

The Sporting News is following the match live and giving live score updates and editorial from Old Trafford.

15 mins to KO: Ten Hag has been addressing Sky Sports about Ronaldo's exclusion.

"He's endeavoring to get to the right wellness levels and that will require some investment. He began pre-season the week before."