"It might be a possible to rest a few and be ready for a tough week after that game".
Luke Shaw, Phil Jones, and Axel Tuanzebe are unlikely to be available for selection, with Paul Pogba, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and Eric Bailly also out for the long-term. McTominay reportedly told Solskjaer that he would be fit for the Premier League game, but the manager has his doubts.
Ashley Young is suspended for the game after racking up five yellow cards for the season. With that in mind, expect Solskjaer to include several youngsters into the matchday squad once again.
Bernardo, Jose Izquierdo and Adam Webster are all unavailable, but there could be a starting spot for Leandro Trossard after he impressed off the bench in Brighton's 2-0 win over Norwich last weekend. All things considered, The Seagulls should be quite healthy entering this match. They are coming off a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth the last time out, and they now own a W3, D4, L4 mark.
The 20-time English champions slumped to a fourth defeat of the Premier League season to leave Manchester United a worrying 10 points adrift of the top four.
The Red Devils were able to put in one of their best performances of the season during the week, even if it was against weaker opposition.
United should be cruising past the likes of Bournemouth and Brighton yet they could find themselves pointless if the horror continues on Saturday afternoon.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are now 14th in the league, 18 points behind leaders Liverpool but could move up to 7th with a win.
Meanwhile, Brighton are in eighth place with 15 points thanks to a W4, D3, L4 record.
Brighton will provide stern opposition following a run of three wins in their last four matches, although they have only won six of their 43 Premier League away matches since earning promotion in 2017. Brighton would park the bus as soon as the match kicked off, giving United the ball and looking to hit on the counter.
The Red Devils hadn't started as electric as past games, with Brighton doing well to frustrate them early on.