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STAT PACK: Numbers crunched ahead of United test

16 December 2016

Key Manchester United facts and figures

HEAD-TO-HEAD 

  • Albion have claimed a 1-0 victory in two of the last three games against Manchester United.
  • The Baggies have won 27 of their 60 home league matches over the Red Devils, drawn 13 and lost 20. Albion have scored 110 goals in those games, conceding 99.
  • Both clubs were formed in 1878 but had to wait until October, 1892, to meet for the first time. That was in the old Division One and it was a game to forget. It ended goalless.
  • In the most recent five fixtures between the two sides, both teams have scored on only one occasion. That was in October, 2014, when Albion and United drew 2-2 at The Hawthorns in the Premier League.
  • The Baggies will be aiming for a second consecutive victory over Manchester United in the top flight for the first time since 1980. 
Salomon Rondon celebrates after scoring the winner against Manchester United in March


ALBION

  • Salomon Rondon is coming into the game full of confidence having scored a hat-trick of headers in the 3-1 win over Swansea on Wednesday night at The Hawthorns. The Venezuelan also scored the winner the last time the two teams met back in March.
  • Tony Pulis could become the fourth manager to win more than two league matches against Jose Mourinho. Alan Pardew, Mark Hughes and Pep Guardiola have already done so.
  • The Baggies have scored nine headed goals in the Premier League so far this season, a joint-high along with Crystal Palace.
  • Albion will have their eyes set on equalling their Premier League record of four consecutive home victories when United visit The Hawthorns.
  • Victory would lift the Baggies to within one point of Mourinho’s men in sixth.
Tony Pulis is looking to become just the fourth manager to win more than two league matches against Jose Mourinho


MANCHESTER UNITED 

  • The Red Devils have lost just once in their last 11 Premier League games, winning four and drawing six. Their only loss came at Watford (3-1). 
  • Manchester United will arrive at The Hawthorns having recorded back-to-back Premier League victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace. It’s their best form since winning their opening three games.
  • Wayne Rooney is one goal short of equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s club record of 249 in all competitions. He has scored seven and set up four in his last nine league appearances against Albion.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic is United’s top Premier League scorer so far this season with nine goals.
  • Manchester have gone nine games unbeaten in all competitions.



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