Manchester United will be looking to avenge the 2-1 defeat the suffered to West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford back in September when they travel to the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.
Javier Hernandez, Nani and Phil Jones will all miss the game through injury, though Rafael and Jonny Evans are in line to feature after recovering from concussion and a calf problem respectively.
Victory for the Premier League champions will see them rise to sixth place, level on points with Everton, who face Arsenal in the quarter finals of the FA Cup.
Last season’s corresponding fixture saw the sides equally share out no fewer than ten goals, in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final match in charge.
Meanwhile, Ferguson’s predecessor David Moyes has thanked United fans for their support in an open letter, the Express understands.
The Scot looks almost certain to end his first season in charge of the club without landing any major silverware, and looks highly unlikely to achieve qualification for the Champions League, with neighbours Manchester City currently twelve points ahead of them in fourth place, and with a game in hand.
However, he is insistent that ‘in the long run’, he, and everyone involved with the club will achieve success together.