Manchester United will travel to the Hawthorns on Sunday, for Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge of the Old Trafford side.

The 71-year-old Scot retires at the end of the season, to be replaced by Everton boss David Moyes.

While United will be desperate to send off their legendary manager in style, West Brom will look to ensure an impressive eighth place finish in the Premier League by beating United.

The reverse fixture finished 2-0 to United, with Robin van Persie's 90th minute strike adding to a ninth-minute Gareth McAuley own goal.

Sir Alex Ferguson

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 4pm BST. Catch highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.25pm BST.


The Baggies come into this game after a humiliating 4-0 reverse at Norwich City. The defeat adds to a run of eight games with only one win, at Southampton. Steve Clarke's men started the season fantastically, with wins against Liverpool and Everton but have slipped away in recent games.

Fortunately for West Brom fans, that strong start to the season means they will finish in the top half. Swansea could deprive them of eighth place, but they face a difficult trip to Craven Cottage.

United beat Swansea in their last game, with Javier Hernandez and Rio Ferdinand giving Ferguson the perfect home send-off; the ex-England centre-back's winning goal, in true Ferguson tradition, was late in the second half.

The result was a return to winning ways, following a draw against Arsenal and a loss to Chelsea in the two games before Michael Laudrup's visit.

Overall, United's hugely impressive 12 away wins, 36 goals scored and 19 conceded suggest West Brom, who have lost six of 18 games at the Hawthorns so far, are in for a difficult evening.

Phil Jones

Team Form

West Bromwich Albion

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L L W D
  • Last Result: Norwich City 4 - 0 West Bromwich Albion

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L D W D
  • Last Result: Manchester United 2 - 1 Swansea City

Team News

Romelu Lukaku

West Brom Steven Reid (knee) is probably unavailable, meaning Billy Jones starts at right-back. Marc-Antoine Fortune returns after a ban and on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is in line for a start.

Probable Line-Up: Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Morrison, Mulumbu, Yacob, Brunt; Lukaku, Long

Man United Anders Lindegaard replaces David de Gea in goal, with Phil Jones and Jonny Evans in central defence. Brazilian right-back Rafael da Silva is suspended for his red card against Chelsea and Hernandez will likely retain his place ahead of the troubled Wayne Rooney. Chris Smalling and Alexander Buttner could also see game time. Ashley Young (ankle) and Darren Fletcher (illness) are unavailable.

Probable Line-Up: Lindegaard; Smalling, Jones, Evans, Buttner; Carrick, Cleverley; Valencia, van Persie, Kagawa; Hernandez