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Manchester United have the chance to gain revenge on West Brom this Saturday (March 8th), when they travel to the Hawthorns for the televised lunchtime kick-off.

Back in September, Steve Clarke masterminded a 2-1 away win for the Baggies at Old Trafford.

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The result sent shockwaves across the Barclays Premier League - suggesting that the multiple champions were, for the first time in a generation, vulnerable on home soil.

Further defeats to Everton, Newcastle United and Spurs further confirmed the Red Devils' new-found fragility, in what has become a disappointing 2013-14 campaign.

The current title holders' form has showed few signs of picking up in recent weeks, with David Moyes' side having claimed just five points from 12 in their four league games during February.

They also suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat away to the Greek champions Olympiakos in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie.

However, Pepe Mel's West Brom are also struggling, and are on a run of seven Barclays Premier League games without a win.

This poor form has already seen doubt cast on the future of the manager, who was only appointed in January.

Reports last week suggested 'crisis talks' had been held at the club, amid a senior player revolt over the tactics employed by Mel - who previously managed Real Betis in La Liga.

Three points would make a huge difference to both West Brom and Man United, with the home side looking to steer clear of the relegation zone, and the away team eager to get themselves back into the European race for 2014-15.

With 11 games to go, United are eight points behind Spurs - who occupy the guaranteed UEFA Europa League spot - albeit with a game in hand.

Manchester City's Capital One Cup win should free up another place in Europe's secondary club competition, assuming Manuel Pellegrini's side hold their form and remain in the top four.

This will open the door for Everton, Manchester United, Newcastle or even Southampton to grab a European spot, with one other place possibly available depending on who wins the FA Cup.

BT Sport viewers can tune in to West Brom v Manchester United at 12:45pm on Saturday March 8th.

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