REFEREE: Anthony Taylor (ENG). The boys gave me so much at Liverpool. "But that's what happens, you're winning comfortably and then they came out in the second half and West Brom had a go and made it difficult, but United hung on". After assisting 2 of Manchester City's goals last weekend and helping in mounting evidence himself in the context of "bigger games", it is understandable that Lukaku's head is no place for peace and quiet.
"Gareth Barry will be in contention to play". In the second they were a totally different team. Barry's close-range strike is West Brom's only goal in four matches under new manager Alan Pardew that have ended in two draws and two losses, keeping the team in the relegation zone heading into the busy festive period.
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is wanted on loan by a trio of Championship clubs in the January transfer window, claims The Sun . "Manchester United have to win and they have to win with comfort", Parker said. United's attacking play has been too slow at times in recent seasons, a hangover from the style that Louis van Gaal employed.
Hardly ever looked out of position and moved the ball around with purpose. City rub it in with 'park the bus' chant Manchester City's players turned their attention to rivals United after their 4-1win over Tottenham.
Lukaku nodded in his 15th goal of the season from Marcus Rashford's cross after 27th minutes before Lingard's effort deflected off Ahmed Hegazi eight minutes later.
"There's no question mark about the players they've got, but they haven't been allowed to show what they've got because it's definitely there".
A moment of hesitation from Young almost let McClean in before De Gea claimed and then Rondon scuffed a shot at the keeper after a pass from Chris Brunt, who had replaced Grzegorz Krychowiak. "The goal might be the catalyst to try and get us out of this. We controlled the game for a long, long time". "The second goal took a big deflection and that was tough".
Rashford had a chance of his own as he struck an exquisite volley from Antonio Valencia's cross. Minimised the influence of Oliver Burke. United begin 14 points behind Manchester City and there can be no bus-parking from them here. The latter then proved pivotal as Albion found a route back into the clash.
"The run we're on, it's tough going".
Albion continued to press but were not able to find a way past United's staunch rear-guard.
The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has played 73 minutes in five substitute appearances since returning from cruciate knee ligament damage against Newcastle in November.