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Manchester United vs. Brighton live score, updates, highlights & lineups from Old Trafford as Ten Hag benches Ronaldo

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Erik ten Hag called Cristiano Ronaldo as a substitute in his first game since becoming Manchester United manager against Brighton at Old Trafford.

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Ronaldo was only on the pitch for 45 minutes during United's pre-season schedule, having missed the tour of Australia as well as Thailand.

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Marcus Rashford will lead the line for Anthony Martial's absence due to injury.

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For a measure of United's early progress following Ten Hag's departure at Ajax during July, the match with rivals who defeated the team 4-0 at the conclusion of a shaky 2021/22 campaign could be instructive.

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Brighton ended the season with an unbeaten streak of five matches that included three wins, which earned them the highest final position they have ever had that was ninth on the highest league.

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However, they've experienced the loss of key players Yves Bissouma and Marc Cucurella to Tottenham and Chelsea respectively.

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The Sporting News is following the game live and will provide live score updates as well as commentary on the match from Old Trafford.