Manchester United travel to the Hawthorns seeking to win three consecutive matches in the Premier League for the first time since September.
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"Schweinsteiger is coming back in March," says van Gaal. "Lots of players are coming back but they must be fit to play, which is different."
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 4, 2016
It was only a few weeks ago that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal conceded defeat in the race for a Champions League spot after a dreadful loss against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. But how quickly the tables have turned for the Dutchman and his team. With wins against Arsenal and Watford, coupled with the fact that teams above United have been faltering lately, Louis van Gaal’s men have a great chance to close the gap with derby rivals Manchester City, whom they can be level on points at the end of this weekend.
That will be a great impetus for Manchester United, who are still battling on three fronts, including the Europa League and FA Cup competitions. Last week, Louis van Gaal reiterated that he would prefer to win a trophy than finish in the top four this season, a statement which did not go down well with some sections of the United faithful, who expect their team to play in the Champions League every season.
Louis van Gaal, speaking at the pre-match conference, said that although he was elated by the fact that United had won four games in a row, he warned the fans that he still has very few options available while selecting his team, according to BBC.
“We have to go step by step. We now have four victories in a row, which is fantastic, but we have a very small selection at the moment. Players are coming back, but I still have to solve a problem in my line-up every week.
“When players are coming back, they are not fit enough. The last four matches have been great, but we still have to go step by step.”
Michael Carrick could feature against West Brom after being rested in midweek, while Chris Smalling is expected to make his comeback to bolster United’s defense after missing the last three matches because of a shoulder injury. Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and Marouane Fellaini are all fit and could feature on Sunday, but the United manager might be reluctant to employ them straight away.
Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Will Keane and Luke Shaw all still remain absent for United.
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West Bromwich Albion
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) March 5, 2016
If Manchester United are on a good run of from, West Bromwich Albion have got an important run of their own going, having won two of their last three games in the Premier League to quash any lingering fears of a relegation scrap. West Brom also managed to earn themselves a credible 2-2 draw against table-topping Leicester City during midweek, and Tony Pulis would be hoping his team can put in another good performance against the visitors.
Although relegation does not seem a possibility for West Brom anymore, Tony Pulis said that his first aim is to reach the magical figure of 40 points.
“We have looked a threat going forward which is good, and hopefully we can look a threat on Sunday. We have to maintain it. We’re still four points short of what everybody wants [40 points], we have to get there as quick as we possibly can.
“We know it will be a tough game, they’ve had a great result again on Wednesday so they’ll come full of confidence.”
West Brom defender Jonny Evans is still out with a hamstring injury, while the Baggies will also be without Chris Brunt, who is sidelined for at least six months with a knee injury.
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