West Brom v Manchester United team news & stats

Date published: Friday 4th March 2016 3:14

Jonny Evans: West Brom defender misses Manchester United game

Jonny Evans: West Brom defender misses Manchester United game

Manchester United are unbeaten in nine Premier League games at West Brom going into Sunday’s latest Hawthorns encounter.

Team news

West Brom defender Jonny Evans again misses out with a hamstring injury, while Chris Brunt found out this week he will miss the next six months having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

Tony Pulis will also be without Callum McManaman (ankle) and James Morrison (hamstring).

Manchester United, meanwhile, remain without a host of first-team players but hope Chris Smalling may be fit enough to return after a shoulder injury.

Michael Carrick may be recalled after being rested for the midweek win over Watford.

Kick-off at The Hawthorns on Sunday is at 4pm.

Opta stats

  • West Bromwich Albion have lost just two of their last six Premier League matches against Manchester United (W2 D2 L2).
  • However, Tony Pulis has lost 11 of his 13 Premier League games against Manchester United (W1 D1).
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in nine Premier League visits to the Hawthorns (W7 D2) – the only instance of a team going nine or more away PL games against one opponent at the same venue without defeat.
  • Only against Chelsea (14) have West Brom lost more Premier League games than versus Manchester United (13).
  • The Baggies have kept just one clean sheet in their 19 Premier League games against the Red Devils.
  • In May 2013, this fixture saw the highest scoring draw in Premier League history when the two sides drew 5-5 in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game in charge.
  • Louis van Gaal’s side have won just one of their last seven Premier League away games (W1 D3 L3).
  • Manchester United named their fourth youngest starting XI in Premier League history in their last game against Watford (23 years, 222 days old on average).
  • West Brom have attempted 85 shots on target this season, fewer than any other team in the Premier League.
  • Salomon Rondon has scored in three of his last five Premier League games, having failed to score in his previous nine in the competition.


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