Graham Potter wants to see his young stars shine at Old Trafford.

Aaron Connolly and Steven Alzate will hope to show what they can do before heading off on international duty.

Potter will be less enthusiastic about emerging Manchester United wideman Daniel James stealing the show on this occasion.

But Albion’s head coach is delighted – and not really surprised - to see the player he helped develop at Swansea last term make a bright start to life at Old Trafford.

James is likely to start tomorrow and will be keen to add to his three goals and three assists already after a summer move from Swans.

Depending which source you read, United either have to give James a rest to avoid burnout or cannot afford to let him put his feet up as he is so important to them.

Potter told The Argus: “I can see Dan’s qualities there.

“His pace is incredible. Then his ability to reproduce that pace often is of such a high level.

“Then he has got that courage and resilience that people don’t see so much.

“He gets kicked all over the place but gets back up again.

“He has had to deal with personal circumstance off the pitch which I am sure have challenged him and he has managed to settle into a club like Manchester United and play quite regularly.

“To move from the Championship to Manchester United is not to easy to do and I think he has done it really well.”

Surprisingly well? Potter replied: “I think it is fair to say there is always that element of unknown when you take such a big step.

“But, when you know the person, Dan is an incredible lad.

“Such resilience, such personality, character. He does his work for the team.

“And then he has his own attributes which obviously attract Manchester United. I’m delighted for him.”

United offered a glimpse of their firepower in James’ absence on Thursday with a 3-0 Europa League win over Partizan Belgrade.

Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are likely to be threats and Juan Mata could get a start.

There is still plenty of quality there, despite a mid-table position and the criticism which has been coming their way.

That could make them easy to under-estimate, especially for fans and media if not Potter and his players.

Albion will offer respect but the plan is to give no more than that.

The evidence of their trips to the Etihad, St James’ Park and Villa Park is that the Seagulls are happy to get on the ball and play their football even in the Prem’s big arenas.

Whether it works or not, that will be the plan at Old Trafford.

To feel at home and play their football, quietening and surprising the home crowd in the process.

Potter said: “Well, we didn’t take so much in terms of points from those games and that is what we need to improve.

“That is what we need to learn from because that is what it is all about.

“But the approach has been good in all the games really, apart from Chelsea.

“We understand why that was for different reasons. We were in the middle of a bad moment in terms of problems injury-wise.

“We were a bit light of numbers.

“Structurally, I don’t think we were as good as we have been.

“Those are the learning from that.

“We need to make sure we are set up in a good way and in a good moment, which I think we are now.

“We are in a good place.”