Louis Van Gaal gave us Mancs great news in his press conference on Friday regarding injuries. He informed us that our injury list only contains four players. These players are Lingard, Valencia, Evans and McNair. In addition, Rooney is also ruled out due to suspension. However, the likes of Herrera and Carrick may not feature in the game against West Brom due to them not being match fit. Personally, I hope Herrera doesn’t start just as a precaution and because I hope he will be fully fit for the crucial home game against Chelsea next Sunday. Van Gaal mentioned Carrick will play in an Under 21s game so that he can get match fit, so I believe he may not feature for the game on Monday.
West Brom have a variety of threats in their starting 11. Players like Sessegnon, Mulumbu and Berahino are players who can cause problems to our gameplay. Berahino and Sessegnon have huge amounts of pace that can cause us huge problems. In addition, Berahino have scored 5 goals in 7 games so far in the Premier League this season and scored for England under 21s against Croatia in a match Luke Shaw also featured in. West Brom will come into the game in decent form after scoring 4 past a Burnley side we could only manage a draw against. Also they played well against Liverpool which saw them unluckily loose by a tight margin.
There have been goals-galore the last two times Man Utd visited the Hawthorns. We saw our side win there comfortably last season by 3 goals to nil which was un-usual regarding the astonishing season we had faced under David Moyes. Two years ago, we played there when it was Fergie’s last game in charge of this memorial club. It was a match filled with pure quality and excitement as Romelu Lukaku bagged in a hat-trick to secure a point for West Brom. The game ended 5-5 as we let a 5-2 lead slip with 10 minutes to go. However, it did not count much because we had already won the League with an astounding gap ahead of Man City.