Another injury blow for Manchester United as Juan Mata has groin surgery

It is hard to look too far ahead given United have such a taxing schedule.

United will be looking to extend their 18-game unbeaten run in the league with the Red Devils last defeat coming with a 4-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge way back in October.

Man United lost pace with the top four following a dismal performance at Old Trafford against WBA.

Elsewhere, Luke Shaw has been omitted from the squad to face West Brom, despite United's injury list, but Anthony Martial is available.

Jose Mourinho has no time for Antoine Griezmann's hesitance to join Manchester United over fears about the British weather, saying the club's transfer plans will not wait for players uncommitted to joining.

Rooney has not played since the start of March with a knee injury but could feature against the Baggies at Old Trafford this weekend, when Paul Pogba (hamstring) will miss out.

"When the team cross the midfield line once in 90 minutes and the other team is in the opponent's half trying and trying and trying, you tell me one team cancelled the other?"

The result left United in fifth on 53 points from 28 games, four behind fourth-placed Manchester City who visit Arsenal on Sunday.

The match was similar to a lot of previous home matches this season with United seeing most of the possession but struggling to find gaps in the visitors' defence.

Since the interview took place, McNamara has said that he spoke with Mourinho afterwards and that it's all good between them. In the second season I know the players I want, the players I don't want, why I want, why I don't want. I think he's still got that little bit of quality that we haven't quite seen yet.

A club official intervened to rephrase the question to focus on the MLS Cup, pointing out that the Fire are unable to win the World Cup.

Mourinho is relishing the coming action, although perhaps not the fallout from the global break, with a rash of new injuries testing United's already threadbare squad.

"If you compare our situation with our opponents, West Bromwich Albion, only one player on worldwide duty".

  • Marlene Weaver