Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not ready to start tomorrow and feels Brighton will be a difficult team to beat.
Ibrahimovic returned from a knee injury as a substitute in last weekend's 4-1 win at home to Newcastle and also came on in the 1-0 Champions League defeat at Basel on Wednesday.
However, Mourinho said: “No, he’s not ready, Step by step, minute by minute, match by match. He's not a player that you play only if the team is losing or only if the team is winning. He's a player that's easy to bring in to the game, so normally he's going to have these periods of 15-20 [minutes] and, one day, we will feel that he's physically ready [to start]."
Looking ahead to tomorrow's game with Albion, Mourinho said: "They are ninth in the table, a good team, difficult to beat, don't concede many goals, a mixture of physicality, aggression with also quality and creativity.
“I think Chris [Hughton] [has done] a great job since he took the team a few seasons ago and we must focus on this [match]. I know that we have a good record at home, I know that we are strong at home, but the opponent is going to be difficult for us.”