THE Premier League season is back. And what does that normally bring?
False hope for Man United fans, that’s what.
The new United coach Erik ten Hag has seen his preparations overshadowed by the behaviour of their star striker and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese international has made it clear that he wants to leave the club in search of Champions League football.
As Ronaldo did not travel on the pre-season tours there are many questions around who will lead the attack for United at the start of the season.
While Manchester United have had a somewhat turbulent pre-season the same cannot be said of Brighton.
Yes, they have lost two of their stronger players with Yves Bissouma off to Tottenham and Marc Cucurella to Chelsea.
But they have gone about their business calmly and methodically as they always do.
This all adds up to an interesting encounter this coming Sunday with a stable Brighton side visiting a United team around whom there are still a lot of questions.
Here are three key areas which will dictate Sunday’s outcome.
In terms of their recruitment, Brighton are a side who work with one eye on the future.