West Brom v Manchester United [Team Sheets]

West Brom: Foster; Olsson, Chester, Yacob, Gardner, Berahino, McAuley, Fletcher, Dawson, Sessegnon, Rondon

Subs: Myhill; Anichebe, McClean, Pocognoli, Lambert, Pritchard, Sandro

Manchester United: De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Carrick, Herrera, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rashford

Subs: Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Varela, Schneiderlin, Weir, Fellaini, Memphis

 

All of a sudden Manchester United are back down to sixth.

The Red Devils dropped down the league on Saturday when West Ham leapfrogged them following their epic 3-2 win at Everton, while Man City pulled away from their noisy neighbours with a 4-0 drumming of Aston Villa.

And yet Man United remain in the top four shake-up, even after Louis van Gaal previously claimed a Champions League berth was out of their reach earlier in the campaign.

A combination of a barmy EPL season and Marcus Rashford has meant that, despite LVG being repeatedly sacked by the media, the Dutchman can still realistically finish the campaign by qualifying for the Champions League not only by winning the Europa League, but also via the league.

If that happened, would LVG still be fired for Jose Mourinho?

Before United fans start counting their chickens, they’ll hope for the best for Sunday’s math at The Hawthorns.

West Brom have also recently be resurgent in the league, as a 2-2 draw at Leicester last time out followed successive wins against Everton and Crystal Palace.