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Mel makes four changes

Yacob is back for the Baggies

PEPE Mel has made four changes to his Albion starting XI for the visit of Manchester United this afternoon (ko 12.45pm).

Claudio Yacob returns from a hamstring injury in place of benched James Morrison who is also recovering from a muscle problem.

Steven Reid replaces Billy Jones – who suffered a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw with Fulham – at right-back.

While Zoltan Gera and Victor Anichebe take the places of Saido Berahino and Thievy Bifouma in Mel’s starting line-up.

ALBION: Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Amalfitano, Gera, Brunt (c), Anichebe. Subs: Myhill (gk); Morrison, Thievy, Vydra, Sessegnon, Dawson, Berahino. 

UNITED: De Gea; Rafael, Jones, Smalling, Evra; Carrick, Fellaini; Mata, Rooney, Januzaj; van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Giggs, Vidic, Young, Fletcher, Kagawa, Welbeck.

REFEREE: J Moss (West Yorkshire)