A first-half Romelu Lukaku strike was enough to earn the Red Devils the points against the Cherries and, perhaps more importantly, saw the club bounce back from a derby-day defeat at home to Manchester City with a victory.
Jose Mourinho's men go up against a West Brom side which held Liverpool to a draw at Anfield in the week but United will be expected to continue their fine form on the road thus far this season.
|Game||West Brom vs Manchester United|
|Date||Sunday, December 17|
|Time||14:15 GMT / 09:15 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the United Kingdom (UK), the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Main Event and by live stream using the SkyGo app or NOW TV.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Main Event||SkyGo, NOW TV|
In the United States (US), the match will be available to watch live on television on NBC Sports and can also be watched by live stream using the NBC Sports Gold service
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBC Sports||NBC Sports Gold|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Position||West Brom players|
|Goalkeepers||Foster, Myhill, Palmer|
|Defenders||Nyom, Evans, McAuley, Hegazi, Melbourne, Gibbs|
|Midfielders||Yacob, Livermore, Phillips, Brunt, McClean, Burke, Krychowiak, Field|
|Forwards||Rodriguez, Robson-Kanu, Rondon, Tulloch|
Gareth Barry's involvement will depend on a late fitness test, while Nacer Chadli also remains a doubt.
Pardew is likely to set his Baggies side up in a 4-3-3, with Solomon Rondon spearheading his makeshift forward line.
Potential starting XI: Foster; Nyom, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs; Yacob, Livermore, Krychowiak; McClean, Brunt; Rondon.
|Position||Manchester United players|
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Pereira, Romero|
|Defenders||Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo, Jones, Bailly, Blind, Shaw, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe|
|Midfielders||Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Carrick, Young, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Fellaini, Matic, Mitchell, McTominay|
|Forwards||Lukaku, Ibrahimovic, Rashford, Martial|
Ashley Young was rotated against Bournemouth in the week and Mourinho could hand Antonio Valencia a rest on the other side of defence this weekend.
Paul Pogba will serve the final match of his suspension, with Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera to continue in the centre of midfield.
Potential starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Young; Matic, Herrera, Mata, Lingard, Rashford; Lukaku.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
United are naturally favourites to come out as winners on Saturday, with dabblebet pricing Mourinho's men at 6/10, while West Brom are 11/2. The draw is placed at 3/1.
Manchester United play their second game in four days on Saturday as they travel to the Hawthorns, having beaten Bournemouth 1-0 on Wednesday evening.
The three points were warmly accepted by Mourinho after seeing United's four-game win streak being ended by neighbours Manchester City at Old Trafford last week.
City's victory at United, and indeed following their 4-0 thrashing of Swansea in midweek, mean Pep Guardiola's side come into the weekend 11 points ahead of their rivals.
United are tasked with taking on Pardew's West Brom, who earned a point against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday.
Lukaku will also be going up against his former club - the Belgium international struck a hat-trick for the Baggies against United in a memorable 5-5 draw in 2013, which would be Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge of the club.