ALBION owner-chairman Tony Bloom has targeted a big six breakthrough away from home this season with the club's strongest ever squad.

The Seagulls welcome Manchester United to the Amex on Sunday (4pm), three months after beating them to seal safety.

They also saw off Arsenal and drew with Spurs at the Amex last season but did not pick up a point away from home against the big six.

Bloom said: "Probably, we can't complain about the timing of the (United) game. But whatever team they put out it's going to be tremendously difficult. But we know we can beat these teams, particularly at home.

"I'm hoping we get some points away against the big six as well this season."

Two of Albion's next three away games are at Liverpool and Manchester City as they look to improve on last season's 15th-place finish with nine new signings.

Bloom said: "I think for sure this squad of players is the strongest this football club has ever had."

Yves Bissouma and Alireza Jahanbakhsh are contenders to join fellow newcomer Bernardo in the starting line-up as Albion attempt to bounce back on Sunday from a dismal opening defeat at Watford.

United are boosted by the additions of England World Cup duo Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young to the squad that started with a 2-1 win over Leicester at Old Trafford.

Pascal Gross scored the only goal against Jose Mourinho's FA Cup final-bound United in May.

Lifelong fan Bloom ranks that victory as a highlight which will be "tremendously difficult" to repeat.

He said: "I think the emotion of the Wigan game the season before, when we actually got promotion, beat it and just the excitement of getting to the Premier League for the first time.

"But in terms of the actual match the Wigan game wasn't great, we were far from our best. The Man United game we played very, very well and we deserved to beat them.

"I know they were going through a difficult time at that point. But it was our last home game, we definitely weren't safe, although we were looking okay and retrospectively we were safe after that game.

"But with Man City and Liverpool away coming up, that was the game most likely to get points. A draw we would have been delighted with but a win guaranteed it. So with the excitement of the fans, it goes down as one of the great games."