United v West Brom: All you need to know
After last weekend's dramatic derby win over leaders Manchester City, United take on bottom club West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. Here's everything you need to know...
Goals: City 2 United 3Video
What about West Brom? It has been a disappointing campaign both on and off the pitch for the Midlands club. Despite finishing 10th last term, the Baggies are now faced with the ignominy of relegation after eight successive seasons in the top flight. They currently have 21 points from 33 games and are 10 points adrift of safety. After parting company with manager Alan Pardew over the Easter weekend, Albion will be looking for a strong end to the season under caretaker manager Darren Moore. The former Baggies defender led the team to a 1-1 draw against Swansea in his first match at the helm last weekend, which ended a terrible run of eight straight defeats.
What’s our record like against them? United have the edge over West Brom historically, winning 56 of our 131 meetings in all competitions - with the first taking place back in 1892. West Brom have won 43 and there have been 32 draws. The Reds' biggest win against the Baggies came back in 1970, when braces from John Fitzpatrick, Bobby Charlton and Alan Fowling and another effort from George Best sealed a 7-0 victory at Old Trafford.
When was our last meeting? United faced West Brom back in December in the reverse fixture at The Hawthorns, and the Reds emerged victorious with a hard-fought 2-1 win thanks to two goals in eight first-half minutes. Jesse Lingard's effort deflected in off Ahmed Hegazi before Romelu Lukaku headed home the decisive goal against his former club. Gareth Barry pulled one back for the Baggies late on but it proved to be a mere consolation.
Classic clash: Reds 4 West Brom 0Video
Did you know? There could be three players on either side facing their former club this weekend. Reds striker Lukaku scored 17 goals during a loan spell at West Brom in 2012/13, including a hat-trick against United in the eventful 5-5 draw on the final day of the season. For the Baggies, Jonny Evans spent nine years at OT before joining the Baggies in 2015 and keeper Ben Foster made 23 appearances in five years before leaving in 2010.
Who’s the referee? Paul Tierney will take charge of his first ever game at Old Trafford on Sunday - and only his second game involving United after handling the Reds' 4-0 FA Cup victory at Yeovil back in January. The Wigan whistler has refereed three West Brom matches this season, including their goalless draw at Liverpool in December. He will be assisted by Richard West and Andy Garratt, while Mike Dean has been appointed as the fourth official.
Rivals watch: The Premier League programme will be split across three days this weekend. Here's the full fixture list:
Saturday 14 April (15:00 BST unless stated)
Southampton v Chelsea (12:30 BST)
Burnley v Leicester City
Crystal Palace v Brighton
Huddersfield Town v Watford
Swansea City v Everton
Liverpool v Bournemouth (17:30 BST)
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City (19:45 BST)
Sunday 15 April
Newcastle United v Arsenal (13:30 BST)
Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion (16:00 BST)
Monday 16 April
West Ham United v Stoke City (20:00 BST)