Manchester United host West Bromwich Albion looking for their first Premier League goal since the 17th October, with punters and fans able to back United at 4/1 to win today, boosted from a price of 1/3.
The club have drawn 0-0 with Manchester City and Crystal Palace in their last two outings and in total have managed just one goal in their last four games, Wayne Rooney’s header in the midweek win over CSKA Moscow.
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Last weekend’s stalemate with Palace, saw the club slip to fourth in the table, and another blank in front of goal could see them drop to 6th, depending on results elsewhere.
The calls for a more attacking brand of football has been led by former players, including Paul Scholes, however it is not just ex-stars who have been vocal with defender, Chris Smalling also urging his team-mates to show their creative side.
“Tony Pulis has made them very solid and they don’t concede many goals, so we’re going to have to break them down,” the England defender told the club’s official website.
“If we can get an early goal, I think you may see the floodgates open.”
Solid is one word to describe the Baggies, Pulis’ side have managed clean sheets in four of their five away games this season and currently sit 12th in the table, just three points off 7th place Southampton.
The Midlands side will have former Red Devils Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher in their side although another former United star, Ben Foster misses out with a knee injury.
United boss Louis Van Gaal has doubts over the fitness of Antonio Valencia (foot), James Wilson (knock) and Paddy McNair (abdomen) however long-term absentee Luke Shaw will definitely not feature.
United have won just one of their last five games against West Brom.