West Brom v Manchester United

Manchester United have the chance to record three league wins on the spin for the first time since September when they face West Brom at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

The Red Devils gave their Champions League hopes a shot in the arm following back-to-back victories over Arsenal and Watford, which saw them move level with fourth-placed Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

Louis van Gaal’s side have won their last four matches in all competitions as they bounced back from a disappointing 2-1 defeat at FC Midtjylland in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.

The Baggies are unbeaten in their last three Premier League outings and they enter this weekend’s clash in good spirits after holding leaders Leicester to a 2-2 draw in midweek.

Prior to that, Albion beat Everton (1-0) and Crystal Palace (3-2) following a run of five matches without a win and they currently occupy 13th place in the standings, 12 points clear of the relegation zone.

In team news, the hosts are still without defender Jonny Evans, who will not face his former club due to a hamstring injury, while Callum McManaman (ankle) and James Morrison (hamstring) are also unavailable.

The biggest absentee for Tony Pulis, though, is vice-captain Chris Brunt, who has been ruled out for the next six months with a ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

Visiting boss Van Gaal remains without a whole host of first-team players, although Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and Marouane Fellaini are all on the comeback trail.

The trio have returned to training following their respective injuries, but Van Gaal may decide to wait a little longer before bringing them back into the fold.

Ashley Young and Bastian Schweinsteiger could also be back in contention in the coming weeks, which will ease the Dutchman’s lengthy injury list slightly.

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