Manchester United will reach impressive goal tally for first time since last Premier League title win under Sir Alex Ferguson if they score vs West Brom
Manchester United will reach an impressive goal record for the first time since their last Premier League title triumph if they score against West Brom this weekend.
The Red Devils will look to get back to winning days in the league when they travel to the relegation-threatened Baggies on Sunday after being held to a 3-3 draw with Everton last time out.
A goal for United at the Hawthorns will see them reach 50 in the Premier League in 24 or fewer games for the first time since Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge.
The legendary manager won his 13th top-flight title in the 2012/13 campaign as his side finished a comfortable 11 points clear at the summit.
That dominant team netted 50 goals in just 20 games as they had the likes of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney terrorising defenders.
Nowadays, it is Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford doing the damage for United, who trail league leaders City by five points heading into this weekend’s fixtures.
The Red Devils will fancy their chances of reaching 50 goals in their 24th Premier League match of the season against a leaky West Brom defence.
Sam Allardyce’s men have conceded a league high 54 goals and suffered home thrashings to Crystal Palace, Man City, Arsenal and Leeds this season.
To make matters worse for West Brom, United’s away form has been key for their surprise title challenge with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side unbeaten in a club record 18 Premier League games on the road.