Form guide United’s last domestic outing was the 2-0 win at Crystal Palace, but that was followed by the below-par display in the defeat to Olympiacos three nights later. The Baggies have drawn their last two, but are without a win in eight fixtures since their victory over Newcastle on New Year’s Day.
Ins and outs Javier Hernandez limped out of Mexico’s friendly against Nigeria in Atlanta on Wednesday with a knee injury and may not be in the mix for Saturday, but Juan Mata, cup-tied for the Olympiacos game, is available. West Brom will be without striker Nicolas Anelka, who has been suspended by the club after he received a five-match ban from the Football Association for the ‘quenelle’ gesture he made while celebrating a goal against West Ham in late December. A hamstring tear rules out defender Billy Jones but Stephane Sessegnon and Claudio Yacob could both be fit enough to play.
Last meeting The Baggies, coached at the time by Steve Clarke, recorded a rare victory at Old Trafford in late September after Saido Berahino struck in the 67th minute to grab what turned out to be the winner.
Betting The Reds are short-priced favourites at 1.72 to come away from The Hawthorns with all three points. Our official betting partners bwin have the hosts at 4.75 to win, while they give the draw a price of 3.60. Juan Mata is yet