West Bromwich Albion take on Manchester United in the Premier League at The Hawthorns on Saturday (17 December).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 5.30pm GMT. Live coverage of the match will be available on BT Sport 1. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.25pm GMT.


West Bromwich Albion bounced back from their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea by beating Swansea City 3-1 at home. Salomon Rondon was the star player for his side as the Venezuelan forward's 13 minute hat-trick in the second half saw the Baggies seal three points.

Tony Pulis will be hoping his side can continue their display against Swansea City when they host the Red Devils on Saturday. However, West Brom's boss will be aware that it will not be an easy task for him and his men.

In the last five league matches played at home, West Brom settled for a 1-1 draw and suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City on 29 October. They went without losing a single match at home in November and also the two matches played in December.

Marcos Rojo
Marcos Rojo has committed two notably poor two-footed challenges over recent weeks Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

United managed to avoid another draw when they took on Crystal Palace in the midweek fixture at Selhurst Park. Paul Pogba gave a lead at the end of the first half, which was cancelled by James McArthur's 66<sup>th minute strike.

However, it was Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal in the final minutes of the game that helped his side, walk away with three crucial points. Since the Red Devils' 2-1 defeat to Feyenoord in early November, Jose Mourinho has seen his side go on a nine match unbeaten run.

Barring three draws against Arsenal, West Ham United and Everton, United have won the remaining six fixtures. They will be looking for one more victory when they take on West Brom.

What managers say

Alan Pardew: "He [Llorente] picked Juventus instead of Stoke. We watched him when we were at Stoke City and when he was playing for [Athletic] Bilbao and doing exceptionally well there. We thought he was a very good player and someone who would suit us but he went on to Juventus," Pulis told BBC.

Jose Mourinho: "I knew the character of Ibra. At his age, he is a character, personality and has the passion to play. I told him England is not the best place for a holiday for a rich guy. You come for the most difficult league and to prove yourself. His decision was based on that," Mourinho was reported as saying by the Daily Mail.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • West Bromwcih Albion: 9/2
  • Draw: 14/5
  • Manchester United: 8/11

Team News

Ander Herrera
Ander Herrera says Jose Mourinho is building a strong Manchester United Getty

West Bromwcih Albion

Possible XI: Foster; Nyom, McAuley, Evans, Brunt; Fletcher, Yacob, Chadli, Morrison, Phillips; Rondon.

Manchester United

Possible XI: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Darmian; Herrera, Carrick, Pogba; Mata, Ibrahimovic, Martial.