Our Red Devils are back, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s boys look to start climbing up the table. It’s time for our predicted Man Utd XI vs West Brom.
After playing brilliantly against Everton last time out, the players need to back that performance up and show it wasn’t a fluke. West Bromwich Albion currently sit in the relegation zone and it’s up to United to get the job done and ensure we win all three points here.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s start to the season can only be described as topsy-turvy. If those players are fully behind the Baby Faced Assassin, we’ll win this one comfortably. Sure, we’ll need a little luck but the gap-in-quality should see us through. That said, you can never underestimate anyone in the Premier League.
In terms of squad news, the international break has been less than kind. Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof and Marcus Rashford are all nursing injuries. Luke Shaw has been ruled out.
The Reds are looking somewhat thin on the ground up top, though I’m hoping a couple of the regular faces feel well enough to start – even if they can’t last the 90 minutes.
Anyway, let’s get right into the team we think Solskjaer will go with for this one – and it looks extremely strong.
Predicted Man Utd XI vs West Brom in full:
David de Gea will start in goal. The Spaniard has been back to his brilliant best this season, which has been wonderful to see.
At left-back, we have Alex Telles making his first Premier League start in the absence of the aforementioned Shaw. I’m certainly excited to see him play. Aaron Wan-Bissaka plays on the right-hand side of defence. The now customary back two of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof will continue.
As harsh as it is on Donny van de Beek, United have to go with what works in midfield. Scott McTominay, Fred and Bruno Fernandes complement each other perfectly. It’d be daft to break that up.
Anthony Martial should be well enough to start up top as he searches for his first Premier League goal. Marcus Rashford will play at left-back while Mason Greenwood will get the nod on the right.
There’s plenty of quality on the bench should Solskjaer need it, with the likes of Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Van de Beek waiting in the wings. Let’s hope they’re not needed, though!