Chris Hughton believes Albion have a "very realistic set of supporters" ready to accept it will take time to bed in new signings.

Brazilian full-back Bernardo was the only newcomer to start the opening defeat at Watford.

He will be joined in defence by Martin Montoya against Manchester United at the Amex on Sunday (4pm).

Yves Bissouma and Alireza Jahanbakhsh are pushing for starts as well but Florin Andone (groin) is still sidelined.

David Button and Jason Steele are fighting for the No.2 goalkeeper spot behind Mathew Ryan and Leon Balogun is ready if anything happens to Lewis Dunk or Shane Duffy at the heart of the back four.

Hughton said: "What we do have, and have experienced so far, is a very realistic set of supporters. There is no doubt that it is normal for expectations to rise. That is anywhere.

"There are some clubs who have spent big money this summer and expectations will rise. But we have a realistic group of supporters. The club have come a long way in a relatively short period of time.

"If we look at our starting line up last weekend we had one new player starting, others who will be introducted over a period of time."