Foster expecting 'pace and power'

BEN Foster knows Albion will face a stern test from Manchester United's front line on Sunday.

The Baggies travel to Old Trafford looking to build on a "positive performance" against Swansea City which saw a run of nine consecutive defeats come to an end last weekend.

Those were the thoughts of Darren Moore, who will take to the Baggies dugout for the second time at the Theatre of Dreams. And he'll be hoping for Albion's good form against the Reds to continue after just one defeat in four games.

One man he'll be relying on is stopper Foster, who celebrated another impressive campaign between the sticks with the Disabled Supporters' Club Player of the Season award on Monday.

And Ben is rightly wary of Jose Mourinho's men, especially the "pace and power" they boast at the top of the pitch.

"We've got some good memories at Old Trafford. We got a 0-0 last season and we've won there previously," he said.

"Hopefully we get the Man United from the first half against Man City and not the second half!

"We'll go there with our own game plan. We know, obviously, that Man United have got a lot of talent and a lot of pace and power up front.

"We've got to work on our shape when we haven't got the ball. When we have got the ball we've got to express ourselves like Mooro's big on us doing."

And there was yet more praise for Darren and his impact in his time at the helm from one on Albion's longest-serving players.

"Darren has been in the job for two weeks now and he's taken to it like a fish to water," added Ben. "He's massive on working as a team, getting confidence up and getting the lads enjoying their football.

"It's been a really good couple of weeks with plenty of enthusiasm. The preparation for Old Trafford has been no different to that." 

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