Manchester United head to the Black Country to take on West Bromwich Albion in a key game in Louis van Gaal’s quest for a place in the top four. With local rivals Liverpool picking up three points, a win away from home tomorrow is essential.
Manchester United have an extremely tough run of fixtures ahead, so don’t forget to check out these online bookings for Man Utd Chelsea are the next visitors to Old Trafford, before a tricky visit to the Etihad Stadium follows the week after.
Thankfully United’s injury problems have eased up ahead of a tricky winter period, and Louis van Gaal has just four players out injured, which is stark contrast to the ten that were out the last time United played. Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Michael Carrick could all return.
Manchester United ran out 3-0 winners the last time these two sides met, with the goals coming from Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones and Wayne Rooney. The Reds will be hoping for another comfortable victory against WBA, who are looking to put some points on the board sooner rather than later, as they bid to avoid relegation.
Louis van Gaal confirmed that Manchester United are down to just four injuries within the squad. Ander Herrera & Phil Jones are both set to be available for the potentially tricky away fixture, but Wayne Rooney still has two games out due to his three game ban for a straight red card that he picked up.
Referee: Mike Dean is the man with the whistle in United’s first Monday Night Football fixture of the season, Martin Atkinson takes on the role of fourth official.
Score prediction: West Brom 1-3 Manchester United.
United have the firepower to win this game comfortably, but the defensive frailties are still there for all to see. I reckon United will win the match, but West Brom will score at least once.