Brighton can shock Man United, Hughton insists

  • Brighton can shock Man United, Hughton insists

Brighton can shock Man United, Hughton insists

All will be revealed when United host Brighton in their 3pm kick-off on Saturday, as they aim to chase down rivals City at the top of the league.

Brighton went on a five-match winning run over the festive period in the Championship last season and Hughton is hoping his players can have another strong end to the year. Ahead of the game at Old Trafford, nothing much has changed for Jose Mourinho, as far as injuries are concerned.

They have not lost at home in the league since September 2016, and have been victorious in all nine of their fixtures at Old Trafford in all competitions this term. Despite their form, we are backing the home side to win with odds of 1/6 from Bet365. "We started a bit slowly against Huddersfield, they got a goal and then another one. But these are the days you've worked so hard for as a team and it's what we got promoted for", he added.

United bounced back from the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea before the global break with a 4-1 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League last weekend.

"So far we've fared well this season and we'll have to play at a good-enough level to do so again".

Brighton have never won at Old Trafford, but Hughton is not about to let that worry his team.

"Of course we can [cause an upset]".

Armenia international Mkhitaryan has played 16 times for United in all competitions this term
Armenia international Mkhitaryan has played 16 times for United in all competitions this term

Paul Pogba made a scoring return to the team, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic also featured as the Red Devils welcomed two key players back into the fold.

"I just think the key is definitely not starting slowly", added the England global.

"We have to think, 'we are Man Utd and we have to fight for every title.' We are in a good position in the league, we are chasing the top of the table".

"But we have to know what club we are representing and to try and win every single game".

And by taking a philosophy of one game at a time, City can still be caught due to the unpredictable nature of the Premier League, says Herrera.

"Do not think about the opponents, the rest of the games, just think about Brighton now, then Watford and then Arsenal".