However, they were brought back down to earth with defeat at Bournemouth.
After an inconsistent start to the season, Brighton have begun to hit their stride under Graham Potter. Victory against United would be Brighton's third straight Premier League win, and could lift them up to the dizzy heights of fifth.
And when they square off against Manchester United today, Brighton will be well aware that ore of the same will see them easily salvaging something from this tie.
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford got on the scoresheet in the Europa League game, and they should retain their places in the team, while Mason Greenwood will be replaced by Daniel James on the right.More news: 'Durban is the most lovely city,' says Springbok Captain, Siya Kolisi
Manchester United star Fred has potentially upset fans by claiming the loss to Bournemouth was a hard match and how the upcoming Brighton fixture will be the same toughness.
Where will the Manchester United vs Brighton Premier League match will be played?
In November 1996, United lost 2-1 at home to Chelsea.
Brighton look set to be without Adam Webster, Jose Izquierdo and Bernardo ahead of this game.
This is the longest unbeaten run in a single month in the competition's history. In a game like this against one of the worst United teams in years, they'll have nothing to lose.More news: Deion Sanders a candidate for Florida State football coach
The online streaming of the Manchester United vs Brighton, English Premier League 2019-20 match will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV app.
Where the narrative around the Premier League is yet again shrouded around the top 6 sides or the lower places in the points tally, one side who have quietly gone about impressing everyone with their articulate brand of football is Brighton.
Brighton don't have a prolific scoring record in these fixtures either, with just three goals in 13 games.
Today the broadcaster will be showing Wolves vs Aston Villa (2pm), followed by Liverpool vs Manchester City (4.30pm).
Two of those three winning goals have come from the penalty spot. However, the Ole Gunnar Solksjaer-managed side have not been able to produce anything near their best in the Premier League so far.More news: ‘Baby Trump’ balloon slashed at Alabama appearance