Premier League Preview for West Brom v Manchester United along with Predictions for the matches on week 38 of the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week. You can also check out the weekly EPL TV Schedule.
I think everyone knows the narrative for this match with it being Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1500th game in charge at Manchester United, and it being his very last match as manager. I’m sure there will be more touching memories and farewells said on Sunday.
As for the match itself, West Brom has looked rather poor in the last month and a half. In their last ten matches they are 2-2-6, having last won four matches ago against Southampton. They do have Marc-Antoine Fortune out following his sending off against Southampton.
Manchester United have already been crowned Premier League Champions and are only playing for the pride of keeping the points gap between them and their noisy neighbors. I wouldn’t be surprised if Sir Alex puts out a weakened, mostly reserve team on Sunday, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if he put out a very strong side either.
He has always promoted winning at the club, but the youth in the system has been such a huge factor at United that giving a run out for the young players would be fitting for his last match.
I have predicted a narrow Manchester United win and I am sticking with this regardless of which team is put out. They have quality and depth at United and any team they put out is capable of winning. West Brom certainly have a chance against United and Steve Clarke has been a shrewd tactician, I’m just not sure that the players will be up for it. It is the last match of the season and West Brom are already assured a top ten finish.
West Brom (D, L, L, D, W, L, L, L) 0 – 1 Manchester United (W, L, W, D, W, D, L, W)
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