Date: 3rd May 2015 at 9:54am
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At Old Trafford yesterday (Saturday) Manchester United lost their third consecutive Premier League game.

After losing our away trips to Chelsea and Everton, Louis van Gaal would have been hoping that the visit of West Bromwich Albion, managed by Tony Pulis, would see United get back to winning ways.

But Louis van Gaal and the Manchester United support were to be disappointed.

West Brom arrived at Old Trafford, and as you`d expect, parked the bus. United had 80 per cent of the possession compared to the 20 per cent West Brom had. When parking the bus teams are usually reliant on set-pieces to sneak a goal and that`s exactly what West Brom did.

Midway through the second half our visitors earned a free-kick and when Chris Brunt tried to hit the free-kick through the United wall it struck his fellow team-mate, Jonas Olsson, with the wicked deflection looping the ball into the opposite corner of the goal leaving David De Gea stranded.

Pushing for the equaliser, United were awarded a penalty when Saido Berahino was, probably, harshly adjudged to have handled the ball in the area.

I say harshly because it looked as if the ball, driven at him from close range, struck his arm outside the box but the force of the ball knocked the player into it. Another pointer towards it being harsh was the fact he referee`s assistant, only feet from the incident, pointed towards a corner being the correct decision.

But, after the protests had died down, Robin Van Persie strode purposely forward and struck the ball well only to see the West Brom keeper, Boaz Myhill, push the ball away.

United pushed for an equalizer only to see Angel Di Maria deliver some woeful crosses and when efforts were on target, most notably from Van Persie and Di Maria, Byhill produced some fine saves.

The defeat leaves United four points above fifth placed Liverpool and a Champions League place is there for the taking, but not if we continue on this losing streak.

Incidentally, the win gave Tony Pulis his first win over United as a manager having previously lost ten and drawn one.