In football there's rarely such a thing as a dead-cert and on Saturday it's eighth v ninth when West Brom visit the champions at Old Trafford. The Baggies away form isn't that bad having won last time out at 'Boro, but they've struggled to hit the back of the net, so I'm expecting nothing less than a United victory and with the very real danger of putting the 'kiss of death' on the outcome for the Champions I'm boldly predicting a thumping win.
Following an international break and with Celtic due to visit Old Trafford on Tuesday in the Champions League, the United manager has to decide who will start this match. Ryan Giggs has been pencilled in, but Hargreaves and Carrick will definitely miss this fixture due to injury. According to reports, the likelihood is that Carrick will be back before Hargreaves whose injuries must be starting to be a real source of frustration within Old Trafford.
As has been the case so far this season the biggest puzzler for Fergie concerns the forward line. Tevez and Anderson do not return to Carrington until Friday afternoon, chances are Fergie will leave both on the bench on Saturday and start the match with West Brom with Rooney and Berbatov up front. Rooney is on fire right now and he will be keen to add to his goal tally against the Baggies.