The Reds temporarily ended the crisis with a well-deserved victory at Everton. Doubts, however, at Old Trafford still cover Man Utd. Therefore, facing West Brom at the moment will be an opportunity for manager Gunnar Solskjaer to regain the trust of the fans.
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Man Utd have been the most disappointing name in the Premier League this season. At the moment, after going through 7 rounds they won 3, drew 1 and also lost 3. With only 10 points available, Man Utd are currently 14th in the table. Their lead to the top was eight points and the Red Devils really needed to get back into the race before it was too late. It’s worth noting that this year’s Premier League has more umbrella horses competing in the top four such as Everton, Southampton and even Leicester. As a result, the odds of qualifying for the Champions League with Man Utd are lower. Gunnar Solskjaer’s form has also been erratic, winning two and losing two of the last five rounds. At home Man Utd played worse by winning only one, drawing one and losing three of their last five away games. Therefore, encountering a weak opponent like West Brom will be a chance for the “Red Devils” to regain their position.
Away team West Brom have been one of the Premier League’s rookies this season. Therefore, the way they are playing badly is somewhat part of the professional’s plan. Even after eight rounds, West Brom have not had any victories. Specifically, “Sparrow” drew 3 and lost 5, the result gave them only 3 points and finished 18th in the rankings. As such, the risk of returning to the First Division is clear if West Brom do not quickly improve their form in the near future. Since the start of the season West Brom have played poorly with only six shots, while the defence has conceded 17 goals. One thing in particular is that West Brom are not sneaky every time they face Man Utd. Accordingly, each side has two wins in the last 5 head-to-heads. However, with his poor form at the moment, it is difficult for West Brom to hope for a point in the next trip.
Man Utd: De Gea – Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles – Fred, McTominay – Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Mata – Martial.
West Brom: Johnstone – Townsend, O’Shea, Bartley, Ajayi, Furlong – Livermore, Gallagher, Krovinovic – Robinson, Phillips.