Hodgson hopes winning form continues as West Brom take on Manchester United at Old Trafford

Hodgson hopes winning form continues as West Brom take on Manchester United at Old Trafford
Hodgson hopes winning form continues as West Brom take on Manchester United at Old Trafford Photo: Press Association

West Bromwich Albion werethe only club to take a point at Old Trafford last season and they’ll be hopingto do the same again today.

They boast the joint-best Barclays Premier League away record outside oftop-two Manchester City and ManchesterUnited.

Manchester United will be looking to recoverfrom their mid-week disappointment in the Europa League against Athletic Bilbao.

"We are desperate to win the league again and Sunday is thenext game," said Carrick.

West Brom captain Chris Brunt could make his first start in two months after recovering from a broken foot.

Jerome Thomas is struggling with a hamstring injury, but Billy Jones hopes to overcome a leg problem to deputise for long-term casualty Steven Reid.

Chris Smalling is United's main doubt after the stitches in ahead wound originally suffered playing for England reopened.

Albion havehit form in a big way and in the last three matches have provided the knock-outpunches to Mick McCarthy's career at Wolves and AVB's at Chelsea.

The Baggiesnow have real hopes of finishing higher than last season's 11th, which was their best since 1983.