posted at 22:50
Author Name: Pete Oliver
Van Gaal eager for first away success at West Brom
United have taken just two points from their opening three Premier League games away from Old Trafford this season and threw away a two-goal lead to lose 5-3 at Leicester on their last trip almost a month ago. Whose side have recovered from a poor start to the season to climb to fifth place in the table ahead of Sunday's matches, claims the points they have amassed on their travels are not a true reflection of the way they have performed. The Midlands club beat Burnley 4-0 in their most recent home game and their only defeat in four matches was a 2-1 loss at Liverpool just before the international break. "I think West Brom are very difficult to beat, especially at their home," Van Gaal added. After missing up to 10 players at various stages in the early weeks of the season, only Antonio Valencia, Jonny Evans, Paddy McNair and Jesse Lingard are unavailable for Monday's match, along with captain Wayne Rooney, who will be serving the second of a three-match ban. West Brom boss Alan Irvine has said only an offer well in excess of £15 million would be enough to persuade them to sell Saido Berahino. "Ross McCormack went for £11 million from one Championship club to another." "To me, £15 million doesn't sound like a lot of money for a talented, young, English player."

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