Manchester United predicted XI vs West Brom

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Manchester United will be desperate to secure their third straight Premier League victory on Monday night as they travel to the Hawthorns to take on West Brom.

With the international break now out of the way, Louis van Gaal will be hoping his side can continue to climb the league table over the coming weeks and months. 

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As has been the case all season long, Van Gaal has a number of injury problems to deal with ahead of the West Brom fixture. Antonio Valencia - who started in the club's victory over Everton before the international break - is on the sidelines with a tweaked hamstring, however it shouldn't keep him out for a lengthy period. 

The Red Devils still have a number of problems in their back-line, with the likes of Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Paddy McNair all on the sidelines. Van Gaal will, however, be hoping to welcome back Phil Jones for Monday's clash, but it remains to be seen as to whether he will prove his fitness in time. 

There's some good news for the club in the midfield department, with Michael Carrick closing in on a return from a long term injury. Spanish ace Ander Herrera also appears to be in contention after making a speedy recovery from a fractured rib. 

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It's expected, then, that David de Gea will once again keep his place between the sticks after producing an inspired performance against Everton in the club's last outing. Luke Shaw and Rafael da Silva should take up the full-back positions, with Marcos Rojo partnering Jones or Tom Thorpe in the heart of the defence.

Daley Blind will sit in front of the back-four, with Argentine superstar Angel di Maria potentially partnering Darren Fletcher in the middle of the park. Teenager Adnan Januzaj could finally start his first competitive game under Louis van Gaal, with Juan Mata dropping to the bench. Van Gaal may opt for the Belgian international over Mata in order to hit Alan Irvine's side with pace on the break. 

The magnificent duo of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao should partner each other in attack, as the Red Devils go in search of goals and points at the Hawthorns on Monday night. 

Manchester United predicted XI: De Gea, Shaw, Rojo, Jones, Rafael, Blind, Di Maria, Fletcher, Januzaj, Van Persie, Falcao 

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