Manchester United head to West Bromwich Albion this weekend for a 2pm kick-off at the Hawthorns.

The Baggies played United hard in November, with a Bruno Fernandes penalty needed to get past an inspired Sam Johnstone.

Even with a Europa League tie upcoming, this should be a game where United are at full strength.

This will mean recalls for Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani in attack.

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It is also a game made for Scott McTominay, United’s midfield maestro who now has three goals in his last three matches.

McTominay is likely to replace Nemanja Matic, while Fernandes will come in for Donny Van de Beek.

Anthony Martial is also likely to be back on the sidelines with Cavani taking his place.

At the back the only probably change is Luke Shaw returning to the starting line-up in place of Alex Telles.

Big decision in goal

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to choose between recalling David de Gea, or sticking with Dean Henderson.


This could be part of a three-game stretch for Henderson if he, as expected, starts in the Europa League.

While it might make some sense to give the side some consistency, Solskjaer has been carefully managing the game time of the two goalkeepers.

We would expect Solskjaer recalls De Gea for this fixture, despite there being a strong case for him to sit out a game which could see Sam Allardyce’s side bombard United from set pieces.

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What other options are there?

It’s possible Solskjaer calls on Eric Bailly if he is passed fit, but the Ivorian has not played for three weeks now due to injury.

Alternatives include calling on Dan James or Juan Mata in place of either Marcus Rashford or Mason Greenwood.

Another option would be to try a four-man midfield to integrate Van de Beek. This would see Greenwood drop out to make way.

In: De Gea, Shaw, McTominay, Fernandes, Cavani

Out: Henderson, Telles, Matic, Van de Beek, Martial

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