Manchester United v West Brom preview

Ryan Giggs is expected to return to United’s squad for the game

against the Baggies. Giggs missed two games with a minor hamstring

strain but has now recovered and should be involved as United bid

to resurrect their title aspirations. It is also anticipated Wayne

Rooney will be recalled, with Sir Alex Ferguson opting not to

comment directly over the striker’s claim he has not been suffering

from an ankle injury, which was cited as the reason for his

omission against Valencia and Sunderland. West Brom could be

without Premier League player of the month Peter Odemwingie at the

Theatre of Dreams. Striker Odemwingie is struggling to recover from

a knee strain, sustained during the Baggies’ 1-1 draw against

Bolton. Midfielder Jerome Thomas is also a doubt, having missed the

Bolton match with a calf injury. Head coach Roberto Di Matteo

reported that all of his players involved in international matches

have returned unscathed. Man United (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak,

O’Shea, Brown, Rafael, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Smalling, Evans,

Evra, Fabio, Nani, Obertan, Scholes, Fletcher, Carrick, Gibson,

Anderson, Park, Giggs, Rooney, Berbatov, Owen, Macheda, Hernandez.

West Brom (from): Carson, Olsson, Ibanez, Morrison, Barnes, Bednar,

Brunt, Reid, Myhill, Fortune, Dorrans, Shorey, Thomas, Mulumbu,

Zuiverloon, Meite, Odemwingie, Fortune, Tchoyi, Scharner, Tamas,

Cox, Downing, Sawyers, Jara, Allsop, Kiely.