Weaker defensively, less aggressive but United should be confident of Baggies win

West Brom The Hawthorns

Manchester United's attacking stats cover up a couple of defensive inadequacies compared to West Brom.

West Brom V United H2H

Manchester United will be looking for another win against West Brom on Monday as they look to close the gap on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.

United go into the game well rested and off the back of a 2-1 win against Everton. They have a superior attack to the Baggies based on games this season but have conceded more goals.

However, bear in mind that half of ten goals they have conceded came in the same match with the 5-3 defeat away at Leicester City.

United are creating more chances but where they could struggle this Monday is in terms of fluency.

West Brom are winning more tackles this season, which will make it difficult for United to keep the ball on the deck and pass effectively as they look to create pressure over the 90 minutes.

West Brom are likely to show urgency in trying to win the ball back because United are way out ahead in terms of passing stats, which suggest they can wear down the Baggies if they are given the chance to do so.

Conclusion: United’s attack will have to deal with a physical and determined West Brom midfield and defence. However, United should have enough creativity to get over the line and put another three points on the board.

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