West Brom's Saido Berahino: Old Trafford winner gave me Premier League platform

Striker Saido Berahino today claimed Albion’s famous Old Trafford victory can inspire them to pull off an historic Premier League double over Manchester United tomorrow.

Berahino insisted the away defeat of United, in which he scored the winning goal, is a distant memory after the Baggies slipped into relegation danger.

But the young striker reckons memories of the September success can give Pepe Mel’s side confidence when they face the Red Devils at home tomorrow looking for their first double over them since 1979.

“The boys know the tough games we’ve got ahead of us,” said Berahino.

“That victory was put behind us a long time ago and we’ve now got 11 games left and we are all staying together as a unit, working under Pepe Mel and supporting him fully, and making sure we go out and finish the job well.

“But that win gave us a big confidence boost and we will have memories of it and we will go into the game confident, especially with our record at home.

“I don’t think the boys have fear when we play at home so we will build on our home games recently and look to get the win that we need.”

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Berahino netted his first Premier League goal to seal his side’s 2-1 victory at Old Trafford – their first since the 1978-79 season.

And he revealed the strike was a key moment in his fledgling career.

“It’s the goal that gave me the platform in the Premier League and allowed me to get as many games as I’m getting now,” said the 20-year-old.

“It was a good moment but it’s a shame I can’t remember a lot about it because my mind went blank after I scored.

“I’ve watched the video but ‘live’ I can’t remember hitting it and running away and celebrating like I did.

“The ball came to me and I struck it. My mind went totally blank so I couldn’t remember much.

“A few fans outside the club have said how big it was so it’s sunk in now.

“I don’t think the lads were really aware straight after the game of what we’d just achieved but as time went by we put it to one side and carried on trying to do the job.”

Video courtesy of Official Albion.

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Comments for: "West Brom's Saido Berahino: Old Trafford winner gave me Premier League platform"

Jack the Hat

Why shouldn't we do the double over the Red Devils. The Reds have no divine right to take even one point off ALBION.

Haven't voted.

Thank heaven for Jeremy Peace we could have ended up with the likes of Carson Yeung. Hope Yeung enjoys his six years incarceration.


Jackett the Hat

I wouldn't speak to soon if I was you Jacko, I've been hearing rumours that the Old Bill have been looking for Jeremy Peace all week.......somebody reckons he's broke into a fiver.......whatever the outcome, I won't believe it.


Its only a rumour . There is absolutely no proof we have any interest in anyone at the molineux.

Jackett the Hat

It wasn't for a player mate, I think JP thought he could buy a goal, obviously you can't.


How much to buy a fixture against anyone in division three. That should put it right even with JP in the side.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Probably could, goals are fairly cheap kicking around the lower leagues. They don't come easy in the big league as you must remember.

CantelloRocket 78

I did hear some Scouser Builder bought a football club in Staffordshire for a tenner-

which was generous of him, 'cos if he'd haggled a bit..........


If JP broke into a fiver it would be to lend 5 x people £1 each and charge interest and recoup £10 - nuff said!

The Real Bully Hoo.

Can we do the double?

Yes of course we can.

Will we do the double?

Nobody knows.


Is this a pointless poll?


Ah bay voting, pointless. But I will endorse Jack's comment about JP.

Blues fans must be shuddering with horror that such a man could buy their club and NOBODY checked him out first !


I've posted a couple of time when we do the double over Man Utd all the season problems will be a distant memory.

It needs 100% commitment from the Baggies faithful and a quicker start from the team just dont want to be chasing the game.


I'm sure Carson Yeung was checked out by Gold & Sullivan and he passed their standards test.....

I would have said it was impossible to be owned by people worse than them - just goes to show !