Brighton can shock Man United, Hughton insists


Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has warned his team-mates that if they are to attain their goals this season, they must treat every home match like a "cup final".

The win over Newcastle means that United have collected 26 points in the Premier League this season, although just four points now separate Jose Mourinho's side from seventh-placed Burnley after 12 matches of the 2017-18 campaign. "At Old Trafford, we can't give anything away".

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.

"At home, we have to win", Herrera told Soccer Saturday.

The United team traditionally meet at the city centre location before games, and on Friday evening plenty of supporters gathered outside once again to catch a glimpse of their heroes.

"But we are going there in good form and we've been a good team so far this season, so what is important is that you stay in the game because these are the types of games that if you don't, then you can get beat big", he concluded.

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.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be set for a return to the starting 11 for Manchester United this weekend - and the striker looks very pleased at the prospect.

'I think they're the best team up until now at this stage of the season. We have a good example from last weekend.

"These types of games can be underestimated [by some] in terms of how hard they are, but we know as players it will be tough and we'll be ready".

"He said last season: 'I've come here to win titles.' And he came here, and we won three", he said. "We can't think about our opponents or about the rest of the games, just think about Brighton, then Watford and then Arsenal".