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Bailly and Cavani return, Lindelof dropped: Man Utd Predicted XI vs West Brom

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his Manchester United side are nearly back to full strength while opponents West Bromwich Albion will be without Grady Diangana for their visit to the Hawthorns.

Only Paul Pogba is missing from the original 25-man squad named by the Norwegian boss for their Premier League games – which means that Eric Bailly could be in contention for a start.

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Bailly returned to first-team training last week after missing the past few games with a knock and could be back as Solskjaer’s side to try and close the gap on rivals Manchester City.

Solskjaer is expected to make changes for the trip to the Hawthorns, and with that in mind, here is Football FanCast’s predicted starting line-up for today’s action.


United’s No.1 goalkeeper David de Gea should be given the gloves, though don’t rule out Dean Henderson retaining his place in goal after keeping a clean sheet in the midweek win over West Ham.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is virtually undroppable in the right-back position, but the same can’t be said for Alex Telles, who could be forced to make way for Luke Shaw, the 25-year-old who is understood to be in contention for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Bailly is the only other change at the back, coming in for Victor Lindelof to slot into place alongside club captain Harry Maguire.

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As we mentioned earlier, Pogba misses out due to injury, so we’re backing Scott McTominay to come in for the Frenchman to resume his partnership with Fred in the midfield, having scored against West Ham in the FA Cup. Solskjaer most likely will recall Bruno Fernandes with Donny van de Beek dropping to the bench.

Elsewhere, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have been in fine form out wide and should start, while this could be another chance for Edinson Cavani to stake his claim and start in place of Anthony Martial.

AND in other news, Manchester United’s gamble on Jadon Sancho could pay off as Ed Woodward prepares £50m bid.

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