West Brom v Man United Preview

Old Trafford Manchester United v Sunderland (2-0) Premier League 26/12/2010 Sir Alex Ferguson is saluted by mascot Fred the Red as he becomes Manchester United's longest serving Manager surpassing Sir Matt Busby Photo: Robin Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom
Manchester United's first game of the New Year will be against West Brom tomorrow at the Hawthorns in the lunchtime kick off. United will go into the New Year level on points with Man City at the top of the table.

The last time Man United were beaten at the Hawthorns in the league was in March 1984 when they beat United 2-0. Manchester United and Wolves have gone head-to-head 117 times, United have won 48 times, Wolves 40 times and there have been 29 draws.

Man United will be without Antonio Valencia, Paul Scholes, Ji-Sung Park, Owen Hargreaves and John O'Shea for tomorrows game. Luis Nani is doubtful with a hip injury.

Jonas Olsson is injured for the home side, Paul Scharner is rated as doubtful after suffering from an illness. Wolves will be without Gabriel Tamas and Gonzalo Jara, who are both suspended but Chris Brunt will return after a one-match ban. Gianni Zuiverloon has been recalled from his loan spell at Ipswich

Referee tomorrow is Chris Foy, so far this season he has refereed a total of 17 games in all competitions, showing 39 yellow cards but is yet to show a red card. Foy has officiated three games involving United this season, the 3-0 win over Newcastle in United's first game of the season. He also took charge of the 0-0 draw away to Sunderland and the 0-0 draw away to Manchester City.

The referee from Merseyside has refereed two games involving Wolves; their 3-1 over Birmingham and 3-0 loss to Stoke.

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