West Brom v Man Utd – Match preview and team news

Sir Alex Ferguson travels to the Hawthorns for his 1,500th and final game as Manchester United manager desperate to win as ever before.

The legendary Scot made an emotional farewell from Old Trafford last week with victory against Swansea but it is West Brom who will have the privilege of saying the very final farewell.

Should United take victory over a distinctly out-of-form West Brom side, they will equal their record Premier League points total of 91 as well as a set a club record of 29 league wins in the Premier League era.

The main team selection question will be whether there is a place for Wayne Rooney in the squad after the unsettled England striker handed in a transfer request at Old Trafford.

Elsewhere, Anders Lindegaard looks set to play in goal instead of David De Gea while Jonny Evans and Phil Jones both look set to start in defence, with Rafael still suspended. The retiring Paul Scholes is unlikely to feature.

The Baggies meanwhile have been on an awful run of only one win in their last eight matches and were utterly abject in their 4-0 collapse at Norwich last week. However, despite that run, the form of Steve Clarke’s men earlier in the season means that his side remain on course for their best-ever league finish of eighth, with the lowest they can drop being ninth provided results do not go their way this weekend.

Clarke looks set to make changes from the XI that played so dismally at Carrow Road, with Marc-Antoine Fortune set to return in place of Markus Rosenberg, while Steven Reid could be fit despite picking up a knock last weekend.

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on West Brom v Man Utd

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