By 90Min
November 24, 2017

Brighton manager Chris Hughton has every confidence his Seagulls team can be the first to beat Manchester United in the for over a year, and also be the first visitor to take any Premier League points away from Old Trafford this season.

Jose Mourinho's United side were last beaten at home in any competition in September 2016 when Manchester City grabbed a narrow 2-1 in the Manchester derby. United's only defeats since then have all come away, while they have won every home game so far in 2017/18.

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But Hughton's Brighton are on an impressive unbeaten run of their own after a 2-2 draw against Stoke on Monday night extended their streak to five Premier League games without loss.

And the boss is aiming high ahead of Saturday's game.

"Of course we can [cause an upset]. We know what we'd have to do to do that," Hughton is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"You've got to play at a very high level and you've certainly got to have that bit of luck that goes with a win away from home at any one of the big clubs. But these are the days you've worked so hard for as a team and it's what we got promoted for," he added.

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"What we hope to do is to make a good account of ourselves there and we hope we can do that.

"You can't go there with fear because if you do it's inevitable what will happen. You have to go there with a belief and a confidence that you can get something. 

"For all the things said about the stats and nobody expecting us to get a win, at some stages teams do and surprise everybody."

In their first top flight season since 1983, Brighton have taken a respectable 16 points from their opening 12 games and sit comfortably in 9th place in the Premier League table.

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