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Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his Manchester United team is almost recovered, while West Bromwich Albion’s opponents will have no Grady Diangana for his visit to the Hawthorns.
Only Paul Pogba is missing from the original 25-man squad named by the Norwegian manager for his Premier League matches, meaning Eric Bailly could be in the fray to begin with.
What’s YOUR PREDICTION for Manchester United vs West Brom?
Manchester United win!
It will be a draw …
Sachets win …
Bailly returned to training with the first team last week after missing the last few games with a blow and could return as a Solskjaer team to try to close the gap with rivals Manchester City.
Solskjaer is expected to make changes for the trip to Hawthorns, and with that in mind, here it is Soccer FanCast initial training planned for today’s action.
United’s number one goalkeeper David de Gea should be given the gloves, though they are not ruling out Dean Henderson keeping his spot in goal after keeping a clean sheet in the midweek win over West Ham.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is virtually unmissable at the right-back position, but the same cannot be said for Alex Telles, who could be forced to give way to Luke Shaw, the 25-year-old who is understood be in contention for the next World Cup qualifiers.
Bailly is the only other change at the back, as Victor Lindelof will take his place alongside club captain Harry Maguire.
As we mentioned above, Pogba is missing due to injury, which is why we endorsed Scott McTominay to replace the Frenchman to resume his association with Fred in midfield, having scored against West Ham in the FA Cup. Solskjaer most likely remembers Bruno Fernandes with Donny van de Beek falling to the bank.
On the other hand, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have been in good shape and should start, while this could be another opportunity for Edinson Cavani to stake his claim and start in place of Anthony Martial.
And in other news, Manchester United’s bid for Jadon Sancho could pay off as Ed Woodward prepares a £ 50m deal.