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Manchester United know their strongest attacking line up again

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Despite claims from some that United did not do enough to win the game, many of them citing good fortune that the penalty gods fell into their laps once again, the statistics usually tell the full story.

They revealed that United were comfortably superior in the game, enjoying 64 per cent of possession and creating 17 shots, seven of which were on target.



For fans of such metrics, United's Expected Goals number was 2.47 to West Brom's 0.50, meaning they did enough to score more than two goals.



But the plan should be simple against the West Broms of this world.

No wonder much of the post-match praise was reserved for Albion keeper Sam Johnstone, whose saves to deny Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were right out of the top drawer.

The United manager was understandably a little tentative having seen his side struggle at home this season, and they were caught cold after picking a more attacking team against Crystal Palace on the opening day.

Solskjaer claimed he had as little as 20 minutes to properly prepare for West Brom.
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