Manchester United go in search of their first home Premier League win since July when they welcome West Bromwich Albion to Old Trafford.
United have not got off to the domestic start they would have wanted, with 10 points from their opening 7 games leaving them 14th in the Premier League table.
In fact, just one of the 10 points United have got this season has come at Old Trafford and they are yet to win a home league game this season.
As despairing as that may sound, things are worse for West Bromwich Albion, who are yet to taste victory in any of their 8 games so far regardless of venue.
All three of Albion’s points have been draws, the most impressive of which coming against Chelsea – even though they blew a three-goal lead.
Understandably though, expectations are far higher at Manchester United, with pressure building on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following some abject recent performances. A failure to scoop a full allocation of points against the Baggies will almost certainly land the Norwegian in hot water.
Things aren’t all rosy at the Hawthorns, either, with West Brom gaffer Slaven Bilic seemingly on different wavelengths to those at board level. Still, the aim for Albion is to stay up this year, no matter how hairy things get.
In terms of team news, Marcus Rashford returned to United training on Thursday following a shoulder injury which forced his withdrawal from the England camp.
Anthony Martial meanwhile will be assessed on a back injury picked up whilst away with France – Victor Lindelof has also been playing through the pain of a back injury recently and asked to come off in a game against the World Champions midweek.
Harry Maguire suffered some uncomfortable bruising to his foot in England’s game with Iceland and is a doubt, but Brazil defender Alex Telles has been given the all clear to feature after two recent positive coronavirus tests.
Bailly and Shaw remain on the sidelines for Manchester United and will play no part.
West Brom have had Covid-19 issues of their own but will be glad to welcome back Branislav Ivanovic and Matheus Pereira following periods of self-isolation.
Callum Robinson is also expected to return subject to the outcome of a late fitness test, but Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field remain out.
Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion is an 8pm kick off on Saturday 21st November.