West Brom v Manchester United: Premier League match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at The Hawthorns
Sunday 19 May 2013
The Premier League will bid farewell to a managerial legend when West Brom host Manchester United at The Hawthorn’s as Sir Alex Ferguson will take charge of his final game.
Ferguson, who will be handing over the reins to Everton manager David Moyes, will be looking to say goodbye with a bang and pick up a final three points on his 1,500 game in charge of the club on Sunday.
Ferguson has promised Anders Lindegaard will start in goal, so he has enough appearances to pick up a winners medal and Jonny Evans and Phil Jones who Ferguson describes as ‘the future’ will start in defence.
West Brom will be looking to spoil the farewell as they look to pick up three points and wrap up their season with an eighth place finish.
Ferguson won’t be the only person saying goodbye, as Romelu Lukaku will be returning to Chelsea following his successful loan spell with the club and the Belgian international will hope to say goodbye in style by helping them beat the League champions.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 4pm.
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Man United 2 (McAuley O.G, Van Persie) West Brom 0, Premier League, December 2012
Man United 2 (Rooney x2) West Brom 0, Premier League, March 2012
West Brom 1 (Long) Man United 2 (Rooney, Reid O.G), Premier League, August 2011
West Brom haven’t beaten Man United in 12 attempts, the last time they won was in a Carling Cup match in 2003 (2-0)
This will be Alex Ferguson's 1,500 and final game in charge of Manchester United
Twenty different players have scored for Manchester United this season, making that a Premier League record.
West Brom to win: 4.6
Man United to win: 1.86
TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm.
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