Steve Clarke takes his West Bromwich Albion side to Manchester United at the weekend with just five points from five league games to date, but go on the back of their first win in the Premier League - a 3-0 win over Sunderland.
The Scot, an assistant manager at Liverpool and Chelsea, led his side to an eighth-placed finish in the league last campaign - in his first season in charge at the Hawthorns.
And the West Brom boss believes his side is capable of causing an upset at Old Trafford especially as is side is under no pressure to get a result.
"I never understand why people would ask a professional whether they're going to win or not," Clarke told reporters. "As a professional, I think I'm going to win every single game I go into. If I don't think that, how can I convince the players?
"And I hope every player I've got goes to Old Trafford with the same feeling as me - that we can win.
"It's a game where the pressure is not on us because everyone expects Manchester United to beat us. But that doesn't mean we don't expect to go there and do well.
"Maybe 99 per cent of the country doesn't expect us to go there and do well. But we expect to go there and get a good result.
"We don't go there with any fear. We go there with positivity and we go there to try to get a result, looking to put on a good performance, we go there trying to win. We need more points on the board."
Clarke will be up against a Manchester United side fresh of the back of a victory against arch-rivals Liverpool in midweek.
The Scot utilised his squad during his side's third round Capital One Cup tie, which they lost on penalties to Arsenal, but faces an up hill battle if he is to lead the Baggies to their first win at Old Trafford in 35 years.
"We used the squad well in midweek and had a good performance, and now I can use the squad again at United," the 50-year-old added. "That's why you ask for a big squad, so you can rotate and keep players fresh for certain games.
"I made eight changes in midweek, and there will be six or seven changes, I would imagine, going into the weekend."
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: https://gms.to/130seMa
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.