West Brom vs Manchester United LIVE: Solskjaer’s men can climb up to second and close the gap on rivals City with three points while Sam Allardyce’s strugglers are desperate for a victory
- Manchester United can close the gap at the top by beating West Brom today
- The struggling Baggies will be desperate to get something from the game
- Latest Premier League news, including fixtures and results
- Premier League table – as it stands
Manchester United travel to lowly West Brom this afternoon with the chance to close the gap at the top of the table.
United currently sit third but can climb back above Leicester into second and move to within five points on league leaders City with victory today.
The points today will be just as precious to West Brom, who will be desperate to get something from the match to aid their battle against relegation.
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West Brom have struggled for goals this season having scored just 18 from their 23 league matches. Brazilian attacker Matheus Pereira is currently the team’s top goalscorer with five to his name, with four of those coming in 2021.
While it remains a bleak outlook for the Baggies, potential game winners like Pereira need to start stepping up now if they want to fight relegation.
Bruno Fernandes has been his usual clinical self this season and remains the catalyst for everything good about Manchester United in attack.
The midfielder has 13 goals and nine assists in 23 Premier League matches this season and will want to replicate his performance from last time against West Brom, where he scored in United’s 1-0 win.
He has also netted in both of the Red Devils’ last two league games, can he continue that hot streak against the league’s leakiest defence?
West Brom XI: Johnstone, Peltier, Ajayi, Bartley (c), Townsend, Yokuslu, Gallagher, Maitland-Niles, Snodgrass, Diagne, Pereira.
Subs: Button, Furlong, O’Shea, Livermore, Sawyers, Phillips, Robinson, Grant, Robson-Kanu.
Manchester United XI: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial, Cavani.
Subs: Henderson, Telles, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Williams, James, Matic, Van de Beek, Greenwood.
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