Man Utd vs West Brom Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on December 28, 2012

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Manchester United welcome West Brom to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon looking to tighten their grip at the top of the table.

United extended their lead at the top to seven points on Boxing Day with a thrilling 4-3 win over Newcastle after rivals Man City had slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Sunderland.

The Red Devils are in superb form having won six of their last seven games but won’t be taking West Brom lightly this weekend, as Steve Clarke’s men have been one of the surprise packages so far this season.

The Baggies are currently in sixth place, level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham, and head in to the game off the back of successive victories over Norwich and QPR. However, Albion have never beaten United in the Premier League so will be keen to change that record to boost their hopes of landing an unlikely European place at the end of the season.

Team News

Sir Alex Ferguson may be able to welcome back Danny Welbeck and Ashley Young for the game after the pair missed Wednesday’s win over the Magpies. Wayne Rooney is definietly out after picking up a knee injury in training earlier in the week and he joins Phil Jones on the sidelines.

Paul Scholes is likely to be given a rest with Nathan Cleverley coming back in while Rafael may get a recall at the expense of Chris Smalling at right back. Shinji Kagawa may be back on the bench after recovering from a knee injury.

West Brom are sweating on the fitness of Jonas Olsson, Goran Popov and Youssouf Mulumbu who all picked up knocks on Boxing Day, but all three are expected to be passed fit. Midfielder Claudio Yacob is definitely out with a hamstring strain.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

West Brom have a very poor record against United and have lost 10 of their last 13 visits to Old Trafford. We can see that run being extended to 11 of the last 14. Man Utd 2-0 WBA

What would your line-up be and what’s your score prediction? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Mark Tandy

    December 28, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    I think West Brom have a chance in this one, they are playing some great stuff and the confident is high, with the likes of Odemwingie and Long coming back and Lukaku in fine form i think WBA can nick this one – Final Score Man Utd 1 West Brom 2

  2. konduankaunga

    December 29, 2012 at 4:17 am

    WBA cannot deaft us at home.the wil end 4-0

  3. Ahmed Abdikadir

    December 29, 2012 at 5:51 am

    United 2beat WBA by 3:1

  4. Ahmed Abdikadir

    December 29, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Carrick nd cleverly are the integral part of the united team,we the4 expect wel dne job frm VAN AND CHICHA

  5. Ahmed Abdikadir

    December 29, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Carrick nd cleverly are the integral part of the united team,we the4 expect wel dne job frm VAN AND CHICHA

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