Paul Merson: Why Man United will thrash West Brom on Saturday

Paul Merson is fully expecting Manchester United to return to winning ways this weekend

Paul Merson is fully expecting Manchester United to return to winning ways when they take on West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Red Devils head in to this weekend’s clash on the back of a disappointing 3-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park last weekend after suffering a defeat at Chelsea before that.

The losses have left Louis van Gaal’s side in fourth place in the Premier League table heading into their final four games of the season.

However, former Arsenal man Merson is sure that the Red Devils will return to winning ways when they take on Tony Pulis’ men at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

Merson told Sky Sports: “Manchester United have got to bounce back here. I didn’t see too much between them and Everton last week but it ended 3-0. That will have hurt Louis van Gaal after being on a roll in recent weeks.

“West Brom aren’t quite the side Tony Pulis wants them to be at the moment. They started off well but have become inconsistent. If you look at it, the football is a bit too open for Pulis’ liking.

“We should see a proper Pulis side next season, but the transformation won’t start at Old Trafford.”

United are currently fourth in the table but seven points ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool heading into their final games of the season.

The Red Devils have won 19 of their 34 Premier League games this term since Van Gaal’s appointment as manager last summer.

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