Team News: Juan Mata earns Manchester United recall

Team News: Juan Mata earns Man United recall
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Juan Mata is recalled to the Manchester United side to face West Bromwich Albion, while centre-back Victor Lindelof is also handed a start.

Juan Mata has been recalled to Manchester United's starting lineup as one of two changes to face West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.

The Spaniard, with four goals and three assists in the top flight this term, was an unused sub in the 3-2 win over Manchester City last weekend.

United boss Jose Mourinho has brought Mata back into the frontline for this afternoon's clash, however, while Victor Lindelof has also been restored to the starting XI.

Jesse Lingard drops down to the bench from the dramatic victory at the Etihad Stadium, but there is no place in the squad for injured centre-back Eric Bailly.

In terms of the visitors, caretaker boss Darren Moore has gone with an unchanged lineup on the back of the 1-1 draw with Swansea City eight days ago.

Jonny Evans misses out on a return to Old Trafford through injury, though there is some better news for Championship-bound Albion as Daniel Sturridge is back among the subs, as is young midfielder Sam Field.

West Brom have won three of the nine Premier League matches against Man United since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Mata, Sanchez, Lukaku
Subs: Pereira, Jones, Rojo, McTominay, Lingard, Martial, Rashford

West Bromwich Albion: Foster; Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs; Phillips, Livermore, Brunt, McClean; Rodriguez, Rondon
Subs: Myhill, Gabr, Yacob, Krychowiak, Field, Burke, Sturridge

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