Date: 18th January 2019 at 7:00pm
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This Saturday, with a traditional 15:00-hour kick-off, Manchester United welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to Old Trafford for a Premier League fixture.

It is the seventh game of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s reign and the Norwegian will be looking to maintain his 100% record since taking over the managerial hot-seat from Jose Mourinho.

After taking fifteen points from the last fifteen available, the Old Trafford support, including myself, are expecting the three points to come our way, thereby enabling us to climb above Arsenal, in the Premier League table, ahead of the North London sides clash with Chelsea.

But, as we’ve learned previously, we shouldn’t take anything for granted when it comes to the Premier League.

This morning, Solksjaer held his obligatory pre-match press conference and as reported by the BBC, he had this to say about the intriguing fixture against Chris Hughton’s side:

“As I’ve said before you go into every single game as a Manchester United coach as a player or manager thinking you’ll win the next one, that’s just the nature of this club.

“We’ve had six good games but the next one is the most important one.”

Indeed it is, as the old saying goes, you are only as good as your last game.

Continuing, Solksjaer explained that whilst the Tottenham game, last time out, was seen as a difficult one, it was a fixture he expected his players to rise to and that Brighton is a game where he’s looking for that something extra, further adding:

“Everyone said about Tottenham being the test, I don’t think that’s a test in attitude, the players are gonna be up for that game.

“I’m looking for a reaction in a home game against a team you should dominate and be better than… these are the points that will get you up the table.”

Fine words from somebody who, in my opinion, has exceeded all expectations since taking over the managerial hot-seat, long may it continue.

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