Manchester United travel to the Hawthorns to take on West Brom in the Premier League on Sunday, in a bid to keep within a respectable range of league leaders Manchester City. City have a five-point lead over United and haven’t lost a match in over a month and a half so this is a very important match for United.
Match Build Up
West Brom have taken just one point from their last five games since an impressive 3-2 win over Wolverhampton in an all-West Midlands derby. Since then, they’ve drawn 2-2 with Fulham, but were well beaten by Manchester City and gave up a first-half lead to lose 2-1 at Sheffield United earlier this month.
The Baggies drew 1-1 at the Etihad earlier in the season and were the first club this term to deny Liverpool a home win, back in late December but West Brom have lost seven of their last eight Premier League games that have taken place on a Sunday.
United enter the match after a heartbreaking Dominic Calvert-Lewin match tying goal, United enter the match with just two wins in their last five matches (two draws and one loss)
United Team News
United will be without midfielder Paul Pogba for the game, after confirming the Frenchman is set miss “a few weeks” after going off during the Everton game. Eric Bailly could return to the team after missing the last six fixtures.
Questions continue to be asked on the ability of both Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire, but the duo enjoyed a solid 120 minutes against West Ham in the 1-0 FA Cup victory.
For the Baggies, Grady Diangana has been dealing with injury and illness for a number of weeks but is their only real doubt for the clash. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone will start in what is a visit from his former employers; he departed United in 2018.
Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani.