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  • Manchester United failed to keep a clean sheet in 3 of their last 4 matches against Watford
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Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likely to make changes against Waford (Getty Images)

Manchester United Form

Manchester United are challenging at the top of the Premier League. The Red Devils are undefeated in seven their last eight matches in all competitions.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side won 2-0 against Everton in the League Cup quarter-finals. Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial scored late goals at Goodison Park.

Man United returned to the EPL with a 2-2 draw at Leicester and 1-0 home win against Wolves with Marcus Rashford scoring the winner in added time.

Manchester United then moved level with Liverpool at the top of the table after a 2-1 home win against Aston Villa. Martial opened the scoring and Fernandes scored the winner from the penalty spot.

United crashed out of the League Cup in the semi-finals after a 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City. It was a close contest but they failed to take their chances.

Manchester United Team News

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is suspended. 18-year-old forward Amad Diallo Traore recently signed from Atalanta but is unlikely to feature just yet.

Look for Solskjaer to make changes here with Alex Telles, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek, Dan James, Juan Mata and Mason Greenwood all pushing for a start against Watford.

Watford Form

Watford are currently 6th in the Championship as they seek promotion. The Hornets drew 1-1 against Brentford with Troy Deeney scoring from the penalty spot.

Vladimir Ivic’s side then lost 2-0 at Huddersfield despite having 58% possession and 21-10 shots. Ivic was sacked after the match and replaced by Xisco.

Xisco’s first match in charge was a 1-0 home win against league leaders Norwich. Ismaila Sarr scored the winner in a match where they were on the back foot for large periods. 

Watford’s last match was a 2-1 defeat at Swansea. Andre Gray assisted Tom Cleverley for the opener but they couldn’t hold on at Liberty Stadium.

Watford Team News

Watford midfielder James Garner is on loan from Manchester United and can’t face his parent club.

Central defenders Craig Cathcart and Christian Kabasele are injured alongside midfielders Tom Dele-Bashiru and Domingos Quina.

Young Brazilian striker João Pedro is doubtful.

Head to Head

Manchester United have a 21-4 advantage against Watford with 4 draws in 29 matches. 

Man United have won the last nine encounters at Old Trafford and won five of the last six to nil in Manchester. 

The last time they met was in the 2019/20 Premier League season, Man Utd winning 3-0 at home with Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood on target.


Watford can score against a Manchester United side that are likely to be much changed. The Hornets could eventually be outscored at Old Trafford with the Red Devils bringing on firepower off the bench.

  • Manchester United have failed to keep a clean sheet in 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Manchester United have won their last 9 home matches against Watford (all competitions).
  • Manchester United failed to keep a clean sheet in 3 of their last 4 matches against Watford (Premier League).
  • Watford have scored in 5 of their last 6 matches (Championship).

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