The Colombia striker is suffering with jetlag after returning late from international duty, though Ander Herrera and Phil Jones are fit to start
Adnan Januzaj has been picked to start Manchester United’s clash with West Brom, with striker Radamel Falcao – who opened his account for the club last time out – dropped to the bench.
The Monaco loanee travelled to South America during the international break, where he was involved in friendly victories against Canada and El Salvador, scoring against the latter, but misses out on a place in the starting XI at the Hawthorns despite netting against Everton.
Januzaj has not started a match since Louis van Gaal took over as managfer of the Old Trafford outfit, but has impressed for the Under-21s and is set to start on the right-hand side of a midfield five.
Van Gaal explained his reasoning for the change, saying: “Robin van Persie came back [from internationals] two days before Falcao, who was in South America. He had jetlag.”
Elsewhere, Ander Herrera returns after recovering from a hip injury while Phil Jones is also recalled in place of youngster Paddy McNair.
Michael Carrick, meanwhile, has not featured at all this season after suffering an ankle injury during pre-season, but stepped up his recovery with a behind-closed-doors training match at Carrington last week and makes the squad to face the Baggies.
He is joined on the bench by Chris Smalling and Ashley Young after their respective injury lay-offs.
West Brom, meanwhile, are without former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster after suffering a minor calf injury in training, with Boaz Myhill deputising.
Line-ups in full:
West Brom: Myhill; Wisdom, Lescott, Dawson, Pocognoli; Gardner, Brunt, Morrison, Dorrans, Sessegnon; Berahino.
Subs: Daniels, Gamboa, McAuley, Mulumbu, Blanco, Ideye, Anichebe.
Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Jones, Rojo, Shaw; Blind, Herrera; Januzaj, Mata, Di Maria; Van Persie.
Subs: Lindegaard, Smalling, Carrick, Fellaini, Fletcher, Young, Falcao.