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Albion can beat Manchester United, says Graham Dorrans

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Graham Dorrans
Dorrans started for Scotland in Tuesday night's defeat against Spain

Graham Dorrans believes West Bromwich Albion can claim another big Premier League scalp by beating Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The Baggies, who won 3-2 at Arsenal on their last away outing, are currently sixth in the table after seven matches.

And midfielder Dorrans told BBC WM: "We've showed already we're capable of competing with the big sides.

"We know what we're capable of and we know that we've got good players in this side that can hurt anyone."

United remain unbeaten this season, having won all three of their Premier League games so far at Old Trafford, yet they lie five points behind the leaders Chelsea.

"I don't think there's any pressure on us," added Dorrans, who was on duty for Scotland against Spain on Tuesday night, winning his second cap.

"More of the pressure is going to be on them to win because they're challenging for the title.

"We've had a couple of good results and some people might think we can go there and give them a game, but they're a world-class side.

"We'll just have to work hard and hopefully we'll get something."

Albion's head coach Roberto Di Matteo echoed Dorrans' view, insisting that his side will be huge underdogs for the trip at Old Trafford.

"All the pundits are writing us off and rightly so because Manchester United have a tremendous home record," Di Matteo told BBC WM.

"There's not much expectation for us to get much out of it, but that might be good from our side because we're not expected to get anything and maybe we can surprise somebody else."

Albion have not won at Old Trafford since their famous 5-3 victory in the swirling snow on 30 December 1978.

But they did manage a 1-1 draw there under Bryan Robson in May 2005 when Tomasz Kuszczak's stunning display, coupled with Robert Earnshaw's second-half penalty, proved a major stepping stone to the completion of their 'Great Escape'.



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