Ole Gunnar Solskjær would want his side to win the game against a side who are battling for survival in the top-flight football to continue chasing down to wire the league leader Manchester City.
West Brom will also be looking to get something positive from this encounter to give them a boost in the relegation fight like Sheffield United managed against Manchester United.
West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United preview:
When last time these two teams met in the previous leg at Old Trafford, Manchester United won by Bruno Fernandes’ second-half penalty goal. The Red Devils will be looking to play an attacking game and a very convincing win against Sam Allardyce’s West Brom side who are struggling at the moment in 19th place.
Manchester United haven’t had a very good recent performance in the league. They only managed 5 points in their last four games and with only one victory against Southampton by 9-0. Solskjær’s side is sitting 2nd in the league at the moment with 45 points in 23 games. 5 points behind Manchester City who have one game in hand.
West Brom have had a very tough season so far. They changed their coach in the midseason and brought Sam Allardyce whose team have never been relegated. With that hope, he was appointed for this job. The Baggies have played 11 games under Allardyce, lost 8 games and won just one game. The notable success came against Liverpool at Anfield they managed to earn a single point.
Allardyce’s side have played 23 games and earned just 15 points. Lost 15 games and won just two games. They have conceded 54 goals which is the worst by any team in the league.
West Bromwich Albion recent form: L-L-D-L-L
Manchester United recent form: W-L-D-W-D
West Brom Albion vs Manchester United team news:
Manchester United will be without Paul Pogba who picked up a thigh injury against Everton. Phil Jones will be out as well. Eric Bailly started training with the first team after recovering from injury but it will be too early game for him to be involved. David De Gea had a very bad game against Everton and it will be interesting to see what Solskjær will do and if Dean Henderson gets his chance in this game.
Grady Diangana is West Brom’s only injury concern and he is now back in training. January arrival Okay Yokuslu could be brought in for his first start after making his debut off the bench last weekend, and he will likely be joined by fellow recruit Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
West Bromwich Albion Xl:
Manchester United Xl:
Manchester United should win this game against a 19th place team who conceded the most number of goals.
West Brom 0-3 Manchester United.