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West Bromwich Albion V Manchester United: Confirmed Lineups, Lingard Starts, Mata On The Bench

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.

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.

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring his third goal during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City at The Hawthorns on December 14, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

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.

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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (L) of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on December 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Last Season: West Brom 1 (Rondon) – Manchester United 0

Recent Form:

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

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