BOSS Chris Hughton is happy for Albion to keep flying under the radar as they try to pull off a shock against Manchester United.

The Seagulls are big underdogs at Old Trafford on Saturday to halt United’s six-match winning streak since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager.

Hughton’s side are 13th, with a cushion still of eight points over the relegation zone, after running leaders Liverpool close in last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at the Amex.

Hughton said of Albion’s low-key status: “I think it’s something that suits us. Ultimately all we can do is try to put in the best performances we can.

“We’ve continually said in our progress the most important thing for us is to have as a big a gap as we can between us and the bottom three.

“But I think it’s normal. If you are looking at what we see in the game now and the heights of the Premier League, there is always going to be more focus on the top teams whether they are doing well or not.

“And sometimes there is more focus on them when they are not doing so well. So I think to just creep under that radar suits us, because we know we have still got an awful lot of work to do.”

Albion are without Brazilian left-back Bernardo (hamstring) for the second game running.

A late decision will be made on midfielder Yves Bissouma, who was ruled out of the squad against Liverpool by a hip problem.

Gaetan Bong will continue to deputise for Bernardo, while youngster Max Sanders will be in contention for a place on the bench again if Bissouma misses out.

Winger Jose Izquierdo remains on the sidelines with a recurrence of knee trouble.