BRUNT’S SHOCK WARNING
Bran stokes up support for Torres
CHRIS BRUNT has warned Manchester United that on-fire West Brom intend to make them their next victims.
The Baggies head to Old Trafford on Sunday brimming with belief after three wins on the spin.
Roy Hodgson’s men blasted five past Wolves and four past Sunderland before hammering the final nail into AVB’S coffin with the weekend 1-0 win over Chelsea.
Three points against the champions would be the first time West Brom have won four Premier League matches on the bounce.
“Why can’t we get a result?” said Brunt (left), who has returned from a broken ankle.
“We’ll be underdogs despite our three wins and Manchester United will be expecting to just turn up and win.
“But there is no reason why we can’t go up there and cause an upset.”
Brunt added: “But we do know it is going to be one of the most difficult games of our season – if not the most difficult game of the season.” BRANISLAV IVANOVIC insists Fernando Torres should not shoulder the blame for the slump that led to the axing of Chelsea manager Andre Villas-boas.
Defender Ivanovic admits £50million hitman Torres is under huge pressure after scoring just FIVE goals in 13 months for the Blues.
But Ivanovic claims no member of the first team squad should be spared criticism after a dismal campaign.
“Torres is always in the front row for critics,” said Ivanovic. “He plays in attack and should be scoring goals, everybody knows that, but we have played many games without him and lost anyway.
“It is not fair to make him a scapegoat. I believe it is only a matter of time before he will explode again. He needs to break down the psychological barrier.
“We are all guilty because we have all performed below our level. We are all to blame, not just one player.”