The West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United Barclays Premier League match is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 7, 12:45 p.m. GMT (7.45 a.m. ET) at The Hawthorns.
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sports 1 in the United Kingdom.
The match will also air on NBCSN and Mun2 in the United States.
Live stream is available on NBC Sports Live Extra, and MUTV Online for those with a subscription.
West Bromwich Albion defender Billy Jones is out with a hamstring injury. Midfielders Chris Brunt and James Morrison suffered injuries during the mid-week’s round of international friendlies, and are injury doubts.
Striker Nicolas Anelka starts his 5 match ban due to a controversial anti-Semitic gesture, but Stephane Sessegnon and Claudio Yacob should be back from fitness.
Wednesday’s international friendlies injuries go both ways, as Mexican and Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez injured his knee in his country’s clash with Nigeria.
Jonny Evans (calf), Phil Jones (hip), and Nani (hamstring) are also injury doubts. However, the Red Devils will received a boost with star striker Robin van Persie’s return from illness.
In recent history, it is uncertain what this fixture will be best remembered for: the thrilling 5-5 draw last season that marked the end of Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure as Manchester United manager, or the Baggies’s 2-1 victory over the reigning league champions this season, which was also their first against the Red Devils in the Premier League.
What is certain is that a lost could prove disastrous for either side.
Baggies manager Pepe Mel is under pressure after failing to win the first 6 games since taking over, although he has recently received some backing from the West Bromwich Albion board.
Languishing in 7th position, knocked out of the League Cup and the FA Cup, and coming off a 0-2 UEFA Champions League lost to Greek team Olympiakos (who Man United have never lost to before that match) — no wonder Man United fans want boss David Moyes out.
Moyes has since released a letter to the fans thanking them for their support, but nothing less than a win will redeem him, if ever so slightly, in the eyes of supporters, and perhaps even the board.