West Brom are of their evocative yellow and inexperienced change strip. United are in pink; each groups are sporting black armbands in tribute to Albert Quixall.
“Rob,” says Stig. “Admire that Utd are struggling, however would any of the WBA gamers make it into the Utd workforce?”
Ten minutes till kick-off. A victory would transfer United into the highest half of the desk, maybe as excessive as seventh. If West Brom win they’ll transfer out of the relegation locations.
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United have received none of their final six league video games at Previous Trafford, which I feel is their worst run because the bleak winter of 1989-90. They’ve loads of incentive to win tonight, not least as a result of it will transfer them above Manchester Metropolis. Solskjaer out!
United’s new left-back Alex Telles makes his Premier League debut. He’s returning after Covid-19, as are Branislav Ivanovic and Matheus Pereira within the West Brom aspect. However West Brom have misplaced two extra gamers to Covid, with the captain Jake Livermore and Kieran Gibbs unavailable.
Donny van de Beek remains to be solely on the bench for United, whereas Paul Pogba isn’t within the squad. He has an ankle damage.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1) de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Fred, Matic; Mata, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.
Substitutes: Henderson, Tuanzebe, Williams, James, McTominay, van de Beek, Cavani.
West Bromwich Albion (5-4-1) Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Ivanovic, Bartley, Townsend; Pereira, Sawyers, Gallagher, Diangana; Grant.
Substitutes: Button, O’Shea, Phillips, Harper, Krovinovic, Robson-Kanu, Robinson.
Referee David Coote.
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Howdy and welcome to dwell protection of Manchester United v West Brom from Previous Trafford. It’s 14th versus 18th within the league – or, if you happen to take a look at the related house and away tables, 19th versus 19th. Each groups have picked up one level in 4 video games, with United scoring two targets and West Brom conceding 10. It’s the resistible drive versus the movable object.
Most individuals will count on a cushty house win; we at all times do when West Brom go to Manchester. However they’ve received three of their 5 video games at Previous Trafford because the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, including a shock win in 2018 that confirmed Manchester City as champions.
It’s arduous to know what constitutes a shock today, notably with a workforce as mercurial as United. They had been wonderful of their final league sport, the 3-1 win at Everton, and in the event that they rating early tonight they might win handsomely. But when it’s nonetheless 0-Zero after half an hour, all bets are off.
Kick off 8pm.
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