"I am being realistic when I say that a large majority of people in football would not expect us to get a result on Saturday".
"Of course we can [cause an upset]".
The Seagulls, who have Socceroos goalkeeper Ryan between the sticks, head to Old Trafford in ninth place following a solid opening to a first campaign back in the Premier League for 34 years, which has seen them go unbeaten in the past five matches. "At Old Trafford we can not give anything away".More news: RMB Capital Management LLC Reduces Stake in Schlumberger Limited. (SLB)
"But this is a different level now and we have to raise our game". The return to fitness of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovich has given the Old Trafford crowd a real boost. But they also conceded two goals to lowly West Ham and Everton in each of their last two home games and I envisage Stoke getting on the scoresheet once or twice also. Only this time we know that they are in poor form - in fact the Opta stat above tells us they've lost more games in each of the last two calendar years than any other top flight side - and they are facing a team who arguably are much better than Huddersfield.
I'm fully aware that Palace are unbeaten in three now on home soil, and that they have some key players back from injury - Wilfried Zaha being the obvious one - so they are perhaps improving.
Overall, United are in good shape in the league as the first third of the season draws to a close, as well as still being in the hunt for both the Champions League and Carabao Cup.More news: Jeff Bezos Worth Over $100B After Amazon's Black Friday Rally
The Premier League continues this weekend with another hugely important round of games. "But it is not out philosophy, we want to win every game. We just have to focus on ourselves in matches", he said.
"Brighton are doing well and it will be a hard game".
"Man City are very strong so far, but the Premier League always gives you the chance to catch them and the only way we can do that is by winning games".More news: Firing of Bret Bielema was a long time coming
"We are in the League Cup quarter-finals, we have done well so far and in the Champions League, we have 12 points in five games, which is good. We know what we'd have to do to do that", Hughton is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
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