Date: 2nd May 2015 at 9:57am
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Manchester United entertains West Bromwich Albion this evening at Old Trafford.

If United are to get back into the race to take one of the top three places and the automatic Champions League qualification associated with doing so, rather than opt for that dodgy fourth spot, a win would be most welcome.

Our fine run of recent form has floundered recently with two defeats on the trot, away to Chelsea and away to Everton.

But, as we prepare to face West Brom, what do the facts and figures show us?

Here are a few statistics for you to mull over from the form and record books:-

? Manchester United lost the corresponding fixture last season, the victory for West Brom on that occasion was their only win in the last twenty-one meetings of trying. during that period United had won sixteen and drawn four.

? The last time West Bromwich Albion won consecutive league victories at Old Trafford was way back in 1958 and 1959.

? United followers, at Old Trafford, have witnessed something of a goal fest this season, forty Premier League goals have been scored by United and in seven of the last nine home games United have scored three times.

? If West Brom were to do to us what Everton and Chelsea have just done, namely beat us, it would be the first time United have lost three successive top-flight matches since November / December 2001.

? United have failed to score in those last two defeats, a failure to score against West Bromwich Albion would be the first time United have failed to score in three successive games since 2007.

? Another home win today will make it seven home wins on the bounce, our best spell of home form since 2012/2013.

? Wayne Rooney is on a hot run of form when it comes to scoring, our captain has scored fifteen goals in his last sixteen appearances at Old Trafford which is in stark contrast to the one he has scored in seventeen fixtures away from home.

? Whilst Rooney may have scored fifteen goals at Old Trafford alone, West Brom are struggling for goals away from home having only netted eleven all season, the fewest of any Premier League team.

? If West Brom can beat us, condemning United to a third successive defeat then it will be the first time the Midlands side have won back-to-back away games since November 2012.