Fresh from a determined win over Bournemouth in midweek, Manchester United will hope to keep their slim title chances alive on Sunday when they travel to West Bromwich Albion.
Having lost the Manchester derby, Jose Mourinho would’ve been delighted to see his players take three points against the Cherries, even if their overall display left a lot to be desired.
If they’re to chalk up another win this weekend you sense the Red Devils will need to improve. While West Brom have yet to click into gear going forward under new manager Alan Pardew, there were positive signs from the Baggies defensively on Wednesday when they held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw.
Date: Sunday, December 17
Time: 2:15 p.m. (GMT) 9:15 a.m. (ET)
TV Info: Sky Sports (UK), NBC Sports (US)
West Brom: Pardew will hope to have Nacer Chadli and Matt Phillips available to provide some spark in the final third, although both wingers are doubts for the contest. Additionally, Gareth Barry, Craig Dawson and James Morrison are all missing.
Likely XI: Ben Foster; Allan Nyom, Ahmed Hegazi, Jonny Evans, Kieran Gibbs; Jake Livermore, Claudio Yacob, Grzegorz Krychowiak; Jay Rodriguez, Salomon Rondon, James McClean
Manchester United: Eric Bailly and Michael Carrick are both long-term absentees for Mourinho, whereas Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini are fighting to be fit. Paul Pogba will serve the final match of his three-game suspension here.