West Brom v United: Van Gaal demands victory

Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion

Old Trafford’s injury crisis is no more. Well, at least it is a situation that has now resolved to a manageable level. After three months with Carrington’s medical department stuffed full of Manchester United’s finest, Louis van Gaal is without just four players for the visit to West Bromwich Albion on Monday night. Relief all round. […]

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. […]