Swedish star Ibrahimovic will complete his three-match ban when Manchester United return from the international break with a home game against West Brom on Saturday afternoon, however his absence will be largely irrelevant with the Red Devils expected to dominate this clash.
Jose Mourinho’s men extended their Premier League unbeaten run to some eighteen matches thanks to a 3-1 victory at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium in their last outing and heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures, United find themselves just four points adrift of the top-four in the Premier League.
The Red Devils enjoy at least one game-in-hand over the sides above them in the table and they will be expected to put this to good use when the time comes. The home side’s cause will be helped on Saturday afternoon when the Baggies come to town and whilst the visitors capitalised on the turmoil at Arsenal by beating the Gunners 3-1 at the Hawthorns prior to the international break, we don’t expect them to make it two on-the-bounce at Manchester United’s expense this weekend.
Indeed while manager Tony Pulis has succeeded in making West Bromwich Albion a formidable hard-to-beat outfit, we don’t expect them to cause too many problems for a solid Manchester United defence and a Red Devils win-to-nil looks to be the order of the day as Mourinho’s men keep the pressure on the top four.