United morning update: Early team news; Giggs on Di Maria

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A select round-up of the latest news relating to Manchester United

Manchester United take on West Bromwich Albion this evening at The Hawthorns, with both sides eager for the three points.

The Baggies have what it takes to cause a shock against Louis van Gaal’s men, with both sides having had extra valuable time off following a demanding international break for many of their players.

In early team news, the BBC reports that United could include up to five previously unavailable players in the form of Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Ashley Young and Chris Smalling. Although Wayne Rooney is suspended as he serves the second of a three match-ban.

West Brom could have Chris Brunt back but Victor Anichebe is a major doubt.

In other news, Ryan Giggs has told the Premier League’s official website just what he thinks of new signing Angel Di Maria.

“Di Maria especially excites you,” the United assistant boss said. “He’s the kind of player you would go and pay good money to go and watch because he gets from box to box so quickly, dribbles, makes goals, scores goals and works so hard as well.”

Giggs will be hoping the Argentine international lives up to his star billing again this evening.

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