Watford vs Manchester United: Preview


Watford will welcome struggling Manchester United at Vicarage Road in a crucial Premier League encounter on Saturday afternoon. 

The Red Devils are having an awful time in recent games and have lost six in their last 12 games in all competitions. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is currently sixth in the league with 17 points in 11 games. 

On the other hand, Watford is only two points ahead of the relegation spot with 10 points in 11 games. Therefore, Claudio Ranieri’s side will be desperate to find a positive result from this encounter. 

Watford vs Manchester United Preview:

The Hornets have lost more Premier League games against Manchester United than any other team with 12. On the other hand, the Red Devils haven’t been able to beat the newly promoted sides in the last three encounters. 

Watford has failed to break the deadlock in seven games this season and this will be very good news for the Old Trafford outfit, given their poor defensive record in this season. 

Solskjaer’s side has won only one of their last six league games and anything but a win from this encounter might seal the fate for the Norwegian boss. 

Watford recent form: D-L-L-W-L-L

Manchester United recent form: L-W-L-W-D-L

Team News:

Turkish midfielder Ozan Tufan is in doubt for this encounter, having suffered a knock with the national squad during the international break. Meanwhile, Juraj Kucka will be suspended for this encounter after picking up a red card against Arsenal. 

On the other hand, Raphael Varane will be out for a hamstring injury and Edinson Cavani is also in doubt due to a tendon injury. Paul Pogba will remain sidelined after picking up a suspension against Liverpool, having sustained a thigh injury in the international break the Frenchman will be out for a few weeks. 

Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominey are all looking ready to start after recovering from concussion and illness. So, it will be interesting to see how the Red Devils boss will line up for this game. 

Watford possible starting lineup(4-1-4-1):

Foster; Femenia, Cathcart, N’Koulou, Rose; Sarr, Cleverley, Sissoko, Dennis; Pedro; King

Manchester United possible starting lineup(4-2-3-1):

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Van de Beek; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo

Watford 1-2 Manchester United

This is a must-win game for Manchester United and when Solskjaer is under pressure the Red Devils have always delivered a positive result. Therefore, the Old Trafford outfit might have the last laugh on Saturday. 

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