Man United at West Brom Team News: Pogba, Bailly, Diangana

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Manchester United is the last hope for any real chance at still having a Premier League title race this season. However, they have ground to make up now, so there is little to no room for error.

They’re also chasing a Manchester City side that just made history- setting a new England club record for consecutive wins across all competitions. Up next for United is a league clash at the opposite end of the spectrum, a visit to the penultimate West Bromwich Albion.

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Manchester United at West Bromwich Albion FYIs

Kickoff: 2pm GMT Sunday Feb 14, The Hawthorns

United Starting XI Prediction: go here

PL Form:    United  DWDLW    West Brom LLDLL

PL Position: United 2nd, 45 pts    West Brom  19th, 12 pts

Odds:    United  -334  West Brom +800   Draw +425

TV: NBCSN, Online: NBCSports.com

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Team News 

Big Sam Allardyce’s only injury concern is Grady Diangana, who is probably 50/50 for this game. The winger has missed the last seven matches with a hamstring injury.

We could see a first start for new loan signing Okay Yokuslu who made his Baggies debut coming off the bench against Tottenham.

For United, Paul Pogba (thigh injury) and Phil Jones (recovering from knee surgery) remain out as long term absentees, but central defender Eric Bailly may have finally made enough progress from “a knock” to return to the lineup. That “knock” has kept him out of action for close to a month now, so it really must be one serious “knock.”

Prediction: United 2, West Brom 1

This has been a very closer series, historically, but we see United adding on to their all time advantage.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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