Hughton believes United will also go onto win the league title.
"What you have with United is a team that is playing well enough," he said.
"If you look at their recent run, they are winning games comfortably.
"At the moment you don't see any other outcome than them winning the title.
"Offensively, when they are at their best, United are outstanding.
"Their offensive options are the reason why they have had such a good season and are so far clear in this division."