David Wagner tells Huddersfield to remember their roots as United arrive

Annette Crawford
October 21, 2017

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner has revealed that the club have "realistic ambitions" for their first season in the Premier League.

The last time Huddersfield hosted this fixture was over 46 years ago.

Mourinho side now second in the table will be looking to maintain his unbeaten start to the EPL season on the back of their 1-0 midweek win away at Benfica in the UEFA Champions League. Indeed, not since March 1952 have Huddersfield beaten United.

Manchester United and Huddersfield are meeting for the first time in the Premier League, although the Red Devils are unbeaten in their last ten top flight meetings with the Terriers (W7 D3).

Jose Mourinho has lost two of his 39 previous PL matches against newly-promoted sides (W33 D4), though Romelu Lukaku has failed to score in 17 of his last 24 matches against newly-promoted teams.

United are on the second spot on the log with 20 points and will target victory in the tie as they are behind Manchester City who boast of 22 points.

Matic knows the Premier League well, and he played a vital role in helping Chelsea to win the title under Jose Mourinho back in the 2014-15 campaign.

Welshman Roberts, who scored 50 league goals for the club between 1990 and 1993, said forwards are only as good as the service provided by their team mates.

The Portuguese also said he hopes Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return before the end of 2017, after suffering a serious knee injury in last season Europa League's campaign against Anderlecht. Collin Quaner is a doubt, despite returning to training.

Marcus Rashford netted the only goal of the game to keep United's 100 per cent Champions League record intact.

There are concerns around the fitness of Eric Bailly (groin) and Michael Carrick (calf), with Mourinho unable to provide a set return date for the duo.

Huddersfield Town: Lossl; Schindler, Zanka, Lowe; Mooy, Hogg; Kachunga, Ince, van la Parra; Depoitre. Mkhitarian and Mata will pull the strings in midfield and United have been rock solid at the back with Smalling, Blind, Jones and Valencia doing a great job infront of probably the best goalkeeper in the world right now David De Gea.

Despite United's recent dip in performances, and the fact that Huddersfield will be much fresher than Mourinho's men, it should be a comfortable win for the visitors.

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