Preview: West Bromwich Albion v United

Rio Ferdinand, West Brom

If Manchester United’s performance against Olympiakos was shocking at first witness then it is really nothing compared to a second viewing. David Moyes’ side was not only at its apathetic worst in Athens, but the tactics were just about as agricultural as possible in the modern game. It may be United’s worst season in a […]

Preview: United v West Bromwich Albion

Manchester United West Bromwich Albion

So there it is: Manchester United’s “toughest start for 20 years” done and very much dusted, four wins, one draw and two crushing defeats later. David Moyes may have overplayed the severity of United’s opening seven fixtures this season, but it has been a chastening experience for the 50-year-old Scot, his squad and supporters alike. […]

Preview: West Bromwich Albion v United

It has, it seems, been a week of farewells, with Manchester United fans waving Sir Alex Ferguson goodbye from both Old Trafford’s stands and the city centre scaffolds. The orchestrated celebrations served up by the club as Swansea City visited last weekend were followed by a mass outpouring as United paraded the Premier League trophy […]

Preview: United v West Bromwich Albion

Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion, Premier League, Old Trafford, 29 December 2012

Manchester United’s performances this Christmas may be patchy, but the same cannot be said for manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The great Scot started the week fearing for Robin van Persie’s life and ended it by deriding Newcastle United as that “wee club from the north east”. It has been truly spectacular stuff from a deliciously […]

Cleverley returns for Baggies clash

Manchester United versus West Bromwich Albion

Midfielder Tom Cleverley returns to Sir Alex Ferguson’s starting squad for Sunday’s clash with West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford. The 22-year-old has missed most of the campaign with an injury to his left ankle, although the latest knock, which kept the midfielder out of matches against Norwich City, Tottenham Hotspur and Athletic Bilbao, was […]

Premier League kicks off with Baggies tie

Chalkboard: West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, Hawthornes, Sunday 14 August 2011

So here it is, three months on from Manchester United’s coronation as Premier League champions in May and Sir Alex Ferguson’s team is ready to mount a spirited defence. Installed as favourites from the off, United is seeking a 20th domestic championship in what could still be Ferguson’s final season in charge at Old Trafford. […]

Reds seek Midlands momentum

Edwin van der Sar West Bromwich Albion

Manchester United travel to the second city for the second time in a week, confident of adding just a second Premier League win on the road this season. Despite Birmingham City’s last-minute equaliser at St Andrews on Boxing Day, Sir Alex Ferguson’s men travel in the knowledge a win will take the Reds three points […]