Manchester United bounced back to winning ways and registered a big 1-0 win over Bournemouth, so the team remains alive on the title race. However, the 11-point gap with The Citizens is quite big at the moment. United should focus on winning one game at a time and hope for City to get into a slump at some point during the campaign. With that in mind, The Red Devils will travel to The Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion on Sunday with an effort to start another winning streak. The game starts at 14:15 BST.
Manchester United won’t have Paul Pogba, as the French playmaker will be out for a third and final game following the red card he saw against Arsenal due to a harsh challenge against Hector Bellerin. Pogba should be elegible for selection for the team’s upcoming match against Leicester City on December 23.
Eric Bailly will be out, as Jose Mourinho confirmed the Ivorian centre-back will have to undergo surgery and could miss between two or three months. Marcos Rojo is doubtful after suffering a nasty cut to the head against City, so Luke Shaw or Ashley Young will start at left-back. Michael Carrick remains out, while Marouane Fellaini is edging closer to fitness and will be a game-time decision.
West Bromwich shouldn’t have many absentees ahead of this game. Gareth Barry is in contention to play, but Nacer Chadli needs more time to build his match fitness.
Manchester United currently sit in second place of the English Premier League standings, but they sit 11 points behind Manchester City in the standings. It’s too early to say the title race is over, but there is no question City are in absolute control of the league right now. Manchester United have registered five wins in their past six Premier League matches, and City’s impressive run of results has been the only reason why United have not gotten too much attention of late.
On the other hand, West Bromwich could easily be one of the worst teams in the Premier League right now. They are currently riding a 15-game winless run in the EPL, and sit in 18th place with just 14 points after 17 matches. They have just one defeat in their past six games. And there is no question they have not lived up to expectations thus far.
Manchester United have five wins in their last six Premier League games, so they are in very good form right now. Meanwhile, West Bromwich have struggled massively of late, and they seem unable to win at the moment. The Red Devils have not had their best form on the road, but they shouldn’t have problems to defeat a WBA side that is likely to sit back and play negative.
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