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MU vs West Brom before round 9 of the Premier League 2020/21

On November 22, MU will welcome rookie West Brom in the framework of round 9 of the Premier League. This is considered an opportunity for coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s army to increase the point fund and improve their position on the rankings.

Since West Brom have just returned to the top league of English football, the last time the two teams met in the Premier League was in the 2017/18 season. That year, MU defeated West Brom at The Hawthorns, but suddenly fell in the match under the Old Trafford dome.

The last time MU played against West Brom was in the 2017/18 season

It was a match that MU started with a very strong form with the attacking trio of Juan Mata – Alexis Sanchez – Romelu Lukaku. However, coach Jose Mourinho’s students did not once penetrate the opponent’s net. On the contrary, they also let Jay Rodriguez hit his sword to defeat David de Gea in the 73rd minute.

The last time MU played against West Brom was in the 2017/18 season

It is worth mentioning, this is the third loss in the last 5 times MU has welcomed West Brom in the Premier League. In the remaining 2 matches, “Red Devils” won 1, drew 1.

If taking the milestone from the first meeting in 1892, when MU was known under the name Newton Heath, the two teams had met a total of 113 times. The balance of achievement tipped to Manchester’s red half with 51 wins, 26 draws, and 36 losses.

In the past decade, MU and West Brom have 16 encounters, both in the Premier League. As a result, “Red Devils” won 8, drew 4, lost 4.

Will Ronaldo return to MU after leaving Juventus?

Will Cristiano Ronaldo be able to reunite with MU after Juventus is said to want to sell the Portuguese superstar next summer.

According to the Italian and British press, Juventus is considering the possibility of selling Ronaldo in the summer of 2021 for financial reasons. CR7’s salary of 31 million euros/year has become a burden for “Old Lady” in the context that they are heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remember, Ronaldo was 32 years old three years ago, and now he is 35. The attraction of Ronaldo CR7 is no longer the same. Therefore, the prospect of CR7 returning to Old Trafford after more than 10 years is difficult to come true.

MU scored the most impressive goals in the Premier League this season

With Bruno Fernandes equalizer in the match against Everton, MU has scored both of the most impressive goals in the Premier League this season.

MU upstream won Everton with the start of the second impressive beating in the Premier League this season. In the situation of a 1-1 equalization, MU players made a total of 20 passes to facilitate Bruno Fernandes to hit Pickford’s net.

MU players have 20 passes to help Fernandes score

The ball started from Scott McTominay and passed through the feet of eight other players before fit inside the Everton goal. Only 3 MU players who did not participate in the coordinated situation leading to this goal were goalkeeper David de Gea, midfielder Harry Maguire and wing-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Opta’s statistics show that this is a combined situation leading to the second most number of passes in the Premier League this season, all of which belong to MU players.

Wan-Bissaka scored the most impressive knockout goal in the Premier League

Previously, Wan-Bissaka had scored against Newcastle after 21 drops. It currently holds the record for the number of passes leading to goals in the Premier League this season. This can be considered a surprise because MU is currently not appreciated for the ability to beat to score like Liverpool or Man City.

MU benefits from Fernandes’ unique record in the Premier League

Bruno Fernandes continues to play the role of a hero to help MU overcome difficulties in the match against Everton in round 8 of the Premier League.

The home team opened the score with the dangerous finish of Bernard, but Fernandes only needed 13 minutes to help “Red Devils” lead 2-1 after the end of the first half. This is the 12th and 13th goal of the midfielder. Portugal in the Premier League, at least four more goals than any MU player since arriving in January.

Fernandes scored 2 goals to help MU defeat Everton

Fernandes scored 2 goals to help MU defeat Everton

Fernandes’s stellar performance against Everton helped Fernandes surpass the direct participation mark of 1 goal in each Premier League appearance. In total, he has 13 goals and 9 assists in 21 games.

With the equalizer for MU, Fernandes also set a new record when having 13 direct participation in goals (9 goals and 4 assists) after only the first 10 away games in the Premier League. This is better than any other player in the same number of games.