WBA v Man Utd Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups & Predicted Score
Man Utd take on WBA on the last day of the season for what will be Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game in charge of the Red Devils. Here’s a preview for the game.
Manchester United take on West Bromwich Albion on the last day of the season for what will be Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game in charge of the Red Devils.
Ferguson will call time on his 26-year career at United this Sunday with the game against WBA being his 1,500th in charge. The 71-year-old marked his final game at Old Trafford with a 2-1 win over Swansea last weekend and another victory this weekend would see the champions equal their best ever points total of 91 in a Premier League campaign.
The omens are good for United with the club boasting an excellent record against the Baggies – winning 11 of their last 13 meetings and winning all 6 of their previous visits to the Hawthorns.
United are also unbeaten away from home since losing to Norwich way back in November so will head to the Midlands confident they can secure another three points to send Fergie off in style.
West Brom started off the season in superb fashion but have tailed off after just one win in their last eight games, but Steve Clarke’s men are guarenteed at least a ninth-place finish and a record points haul of 48.
West Brom are sweating on the fitness of right-back Steven Reid, who is struggling to overcome a knock picked up against Norwich last weekend.
Captain Chris Brunt came off the bench against the Cannaries and has shown no ill-effects so is in line to start tomorrow while striker Marc-Antoine Fortune returns from suspension.
Ferguson has confirmed that he will make changes for his final game in charge, with Anders Lindegaard set to start in goal while Jonny Evans and Phil Jones will start at the back in place of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.
Rafael is suspended meaning Chris Smalling is likely to start at right back and Javier Hernandez is expected to get another chance up front with Wayne Rooney likely to be once again left out after asking to leave the club this summer.
Despite fielding something of a weakened side, I fully expect United to ease past the Baggies and give Sir Alex a win on his final day in charge. West Brom 0-2 Man Utd
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