With the start of the new Premier League season, champions Manchester United begin the defence of their crown with a tough trip to West Bromwich Albion. Being the first game of the season, all eyes are on them. A balanced game, with chances for any team.
West Brom faces some problems with Peter Odemwingie who is struggling to overcome the ankle injury suffered in the pre-season friendly at Bristol City. Some good news for them are that right-back Steven Reid and Youssouf Mulumbu are available after injury.
In the Red Devils camp, the one in doubt is, the full-back Evra was forced out of last week’s Community Shield win over Manchester City with a knee injury and was not fit enough to play in France’s midweek friendly with Chile.
Manchester’s manager, Sir Ferguson confirmed that Evra is still struggling, so either Fabio or Jonny Evans will likely step in.
Lineup for Sunday:
West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Reid, Tamas, Olsson, Shorey, Mulumbu, Scharner, Brunt, Morrison, Thomas, Long, Odemwingie, Cox, Fulop, Jones, Cech, Tchoyi, Ibanez, Dorrans, Jara, Fortune.
Manchester United: De Gea, Lindegaard, Rafael, Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Jones, Evra, Evans, Fabio, Nani, Park, Cleverley, Anderson, Carrick, Giggs, Young, Rooney, Berbatov, Welbeck, Diouf, Owen, Macheda