With a win over Liverpool, Manchester United and Moyes will look to carry the momentum into the Premier League as they host West Brom this Saturday. The midweek clash with Liverpool ended in a 1-0 win and a place in the 4th round Capital One Cup thanks to a goal from Javier Hernandez. Certainly there is no better way to bounce back than a win over Liverpool after an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Man City for the Red Devils.
Wayne Rooney has been the major talking point in recent times as he is continued to impress in the last couple of matches and the striker will be hoping that Robin Van Persie can return from his groin injury as soon as possible to partner him at front.
As far as the team news is concerned, Robin Van Persie who was sidelined for the last two games, might return this week and so will a number of first team players who were rested for Liverpool’s clash.
Jonny Evans who started Wednesday’s game coming back from an ankle injury has revealed his delight to be back in action. Evans was sidelined with an ankle injury last month and this was his first start of the season. The defender talking to the club’s official website said:
“That was my first start of the season and it was a tough game to come into because if you look at their forward line they’ve got a lot of pace and trickery,” the defender told MUTV.
“You know when you’re playing against Sturridge and Suarez you’re never going to have an easy evening, but as a team we defended every set-piece well and that’s what you need in games like this.”
The likes of Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Marouane Fellaini, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick and Antonio Valencia who were rested should find themselves back in the starting berth while it is upto Moyes to decide whether Shinji Kagawa’s midweek exploits will get him a chance against West Brom.
Here is a possible XI that Moyes might deploy this weekend:
Prediction: Manchester United 2-0 West Brom