Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Solly March is under no illusions that Saturday’s game against Manchester will be tough – but he insists he and his teammates can head to the north west looking forward to the contest.
The midfielder believes that the calibre of fixture such as the one this weekend are the type that players look out for once the schedule is confirmed during pre-season.
He said: “It’s a big game and a tough game but we go there with no fear.
“It’s one of the ones you look forward to when the fixtures come out at the start of the season because every player wants to play in big stadiums like Old Trafford.
“Not many of us have played there so that’s good for us and it’s a real chance for both myself and the boys to test themselves against the best.”
The game follows Monday evening’s draw at home to Stoke city, where the Seagulls twice came from behind to earn a share of the spoils against Mark Hughes’ men.
The wide-man featured in the closing stages of the game and believed that the side did well to come from behind twice in the contest, and that it could be valuable point when the season reaches it’s end in May.
“It’s was obviously frustrating to concede just after we scored but I think we showed a lot of character to then get ourselves back into the game in the second half.
“I came on with a few minutes to go and I just tried to get onto the pitch and make something happen for the short time I was out on the field.
“It could be a good point at the end of the season – we’re a little disappointed with the goals we conceded but a draw isn’t a bad result."