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Clarke makes two enforced changes to side that beat Sunderland

STEVE Clarke makes two enforced changes to the side that beat Sunderland 3-0 in the Barclays Premier League last weekend.

Nicolas Anelka has failed to shake off the knock that has prevented him from training fully this week, while James Morrison has now joined him on the sidelines.

Their absence means recalls to the Baggies’ starting XI for Claudio Yacob and Victor Anichebe.

Shane Long, Chris Brunt and Matej Vydra are also missing due to injury, while Steven Reid is not involved.

David Moyes makes seven changes to the Red Devils team that lost 4-1 at Manchester City in the league last Sunday.

Jonny Evans, Phil Jones, Alexander Buttner, Nani, Anderson, Shinji Kagawa and Hernandez come in.

The men to make way are Patrice Evra, Marouane Fellaini and Danny Welbeck, who drop to the bench, and Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young, who are left out altogether.

UNITED: De Gea, P Jones, Ferdinand, Evans, Buttner; Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Kagawa; Rooney (c), Hernandez. Subs: Amos (gk), Evra, Welbeck, van Persie, Valencia, Fellaini, Januzaj.

ALBION: Myhill, B Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Sinclair, Anichebe. Subs: L Daniels (gk), Dawson, Popov, Lugano, Rosenberg, Berahino, Dorrans.

REFEREE: M Oliver (Northumberland).