Defenders Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan remain out, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a long-term absentee. The man who has managed some of Europe's top teams during his illustrious career is now making no secret of his discontent while in charge of Manchester United. They were handed a boost when the club signed a number of new promising additions to the squad with an aim to bolster their good form.
Champions, Manchester City were saved a first defeat in the league after they huffed and puffed to snatch a late draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers away at the Molineux stadium on Saturday.
"You can say it is unlucky we hit the woodwork three times, but we have got to be more clinical". Damage limitation might be their chief ambition again.
"We don't know how to play another way".
Neville believes this has been a "messy" fortnight from a board perspective, with the image of stony-faced Woodward getting widespread attention after the Brighton defeat. "It makes you feel good when you watch him, that's the only way I can describe it".
Brighton are going to be alright this season. Mourinho's players looked distant from the action as the game was played around them.
But Liverpool are flying.
"Even if he doesn't get a goal or an assist in a game, you just enjoy watching him play". It is very hard to cope with.
Liverpool, meanwhile, looked to extend their 100 per cent unbeaten run with the welcome of Brighton to Anfield. Manchester City on the other hand have let goals slip in the back of their net five times in the last 9 away games.
"The attitude we had was not like we wanted to beat them". The most common one being the DSTV on SuperSport 3 the official Premier League channel.
But despite returning to preseason training earlier than most of his teammates, the 22-year-old has appeared only as a second-half substitute in each of City's three games this season.
Roberto Firmino has scored just once in his last nine league appearances.
And it seems the Manchester United legend's criticism has not sat well with Pogba and his camp, and agent Raiola has made his feelings clear about Scholes and the club.
The Seagulls are now on a 14-match winless away run in the division (D4, L10). Guardiola's side has won their last seven games on their travels in the top-flight, scoring at least two goals in six of those seven victories.
The Reds have been talked up as potential title challengers this season following some shrewd transfer business ahead of the new Premier League campaign.