Ferguson in race to be fit for United game

Ferguson in race to be fit for United game

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Robert De Zerbi says that the club will check on Evan Ferguson's condition on Saturday morning.

The Ireland star has not played football since his hat-trick against Newcastle at the start of the month. A knee injury has kept him out of action since then.

Ferguson (18) missed Ireland's two games against France and the Netherlands this month, and it's not clear if the Bettystown native will be fit to face Manchester United at 3 pm on Saturday.

Brighton's social media pages showed the Brighton youngster in training, but according to De Zerbi, it has not been decided yet.

"Evan Ferguson returned to training yesterday. We will see how he is this afternoon and tomorrow morning," he said on Friday

Brighton head into the game looking to increase their tally of three successive league wins over United. Brighton were the only team in the league last year that beat United at home in 2022. Graham Potter's side won 4-0 last August.

They can also hand United their third loss of the season with another win in the league.

De Zerbi has stated he has visited Old Trafford many times, but this time he doesn't want to visit the iconic ground as a 'tourist,' but instead as a winner once more.

"It will be an honor for me to coach in this stadium, but I don't go there as a tourist. We want to play in the right way and to win.

"Manchester United is still a great team in Europe. There will be a great atmosphere, but our DNA is to try and play well, keeping the ball and trying to win. For sure, it's a tough game, but we have the quality to win and play a good game."

Brighton & Manchester United play at 3pm this coming Saturday.