Manchester United will be looking to maintain their recent upturn in form as they face West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday evening.
José Mourinho’s side have win two league games in succession for the first time since August, and will look to match that particular run with another victory against the Baggies.
However, that will be easier said than done. Tony Pulis’s outfit have been something of a surprise package this season, paying their way into the top seven and suffering defeat just once in their least six league games (and that was away to Chelsea).
For today’s game, Pulis has made several changes to the side that beat Swansea in midweek.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 17, 2016
Chris Brunt moves into midfield with Allan Nyom moving to left-back. Craig Dawson comes in on the right, while James Morrsion comes out of the starting eleven.
Jonny Evans has not been passed fit to start so Olsson and McAuley are the central defensive partnership once again.
Mourinho, meanwhile, has also made one or two alterations to the Manchester United side that left it late to secure a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 17, 2016
Anthony Martial is reinstated to the bench having been left out altogether in midweek, with Jesse Lingard instead preferred to start, coming in for Juan Mata.
Eric Bailly sits this game out with a knee injury, with Antonio Valencia returning at right-back, while Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones continue their partnership in the centre. Matteo Darmian comes in for Daley Blind at left-back.
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Last Season: West Brom 1 (Rondon) – Manchester United 0
West Bromwich Albion: W W D W L W
Manchester United: D W D W W W
Selected Match Odds: West Brom 9/2 Draw 11/4 Man United 8/11