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West Brom v United: The essential info

Thursday 11 February 2021 13:06

Manchester United return to Premier League action this Sunday, when we travel to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion.

The Reds suffered frustration in our most recent top-flight game, when we conceded a late equaliser to Everton to draw 3-3 at Old Trafford, having twice led in the match.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men bounced back on Tuesday by reaching the last eight of the Emirates FA Cup at West Ham United’s expense, thanks to an injury-time winner from Scott McTominay.
Now United will look to build further on our strong start to the 2020/21 Premier League, by gaining all three points against the Baggies.
Ahead of Sunday’s match, here’s all the key information you need to know…
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Highlights: United 1 West Brom 0

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The game at the Hawthorns kicks off at 14:00 GMT on Sunday afternoon and will be broadcast live in the UK via Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Premier League in the UK. You can also follow the action via and our Official App, where you’ll be able to enjoy live, in-game data through our Match Centre. MUTV will also be providing build-up, live radio commentary and post-match reaction, and will show full reruns of the 90 minutes from the following day. The Match Day Live show on the channel starts at 12:55 GMT.
Ole will without midfielder Paul Pogba for the game, after confirming the Frenchman is set miss “a few weeks” after going off during the Everton game. Eric Bailly could return to the team after missing our last six fixtures, while Phil Jones’s rehabilitation from injury continues. Solskjaer will likely provided a more detailed, up-to-date assessment of the squad’s health during Friday’s traditional pre-match press conference.
West Brom could be without winger Grady Diangana, who has missed their last six league games after going off during the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on 2 January.
United's Premier League hopes hit a bump in the road with the recent 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United, but the Reds responded with a solid draw at Arsenal and an emphatic 9-0 drubbing of Southampton.
Solskjaer was on the brink of another impressive win last weekend, only to see Dominic Calvert-Lewin steal a heartbreaking late equaliser for the Toffees at Old Trafford. The boss admitted his players would need picking up after the disappointment, and Tuesday's fifth-round FA Cup success over West Ham should have bolstered the spirits.
Meanwhile, West Brom have taken just one point from their last five games since an impressive 3-2 win over Wolverhampton in an all-West Midlands derby. Since then, they've drawn 2-2 with Fulham, but were well beaten by Manchester City and gave up a first-half lead to lose 2-1 at Sheffield United earlier this month.
They do, however, have a habit of producing unlikely results against sides close to the top of the table. The Baggies drew 1-1 at the Etihad earlier in the season, and were the first club this term to deny Liverpool a home win, back in late December. Allardyce's side might be locked in a relegation battle, but they do not lose many matches easily.
Any Reds that remember our last meeting with the Baggies will recall a tight game, memorable for some impressive saves by former Academy graduate Sam Johnstone; a game settled only by Bruno Fernandes's second-half penalty.
We haven't travelled to the Hawthorns since 2017, but have won in our last two trips there. West Brom have been something of a bogey club for us since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, though. Since the famous 5-5 draw that brought the Scot's incredible 26-year tenure to an end, we've won just five of 11 meetings. The good news? West Brom have lost seven of their last eight Premier League games that have taken place on a Sunday.
Sam Allardyce brought in a few players during the recent transfer window who could be involved  this weekend, after featuring in West Brom's last game. Robert Snodgrass, Mbaye Diagne (loan, Galatasaray) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles (loan, Arsenal) all performed encouragingly in the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
Matheus Pereira and Conor Gallagher have been bright spots for the Baggies this season, with the former scoring two goals from the penalty spot in West Brom's last win, against Wolves. Gallagher, who is on loan from Chelsea, has impressed with his industry and passing in midfield.
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Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistants: Harry Lennard and Richard West
Fourth official: Jarred Gillett
VAR: Jonathan Moss
Assistant VAR: Marc Perry
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