Match Preview – Watford vs Manchester United

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PLACE: Vicarage Road, Hertferdshore

Opponents: Watford


Time: 20:00 BST

Referee: Jonathon Moss


The cold is setting in and midweek Premier League action for the first time this season takes Jose Mourinho and his men to Vicarage Road. Watford and their talented squad led by the highly talented young manager Marco Silva await as United face their biggest challenge post Chelsea.

This week could be week that determines in which we move on this season as we face two crucial away trips with Watford and Arsenal, two grounds where United have had little success in the past 2 years.

A win against Watford at Vicarage Road will be huge boost to the confidence ahead of the Arsenal showdown at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

It would be like a shot in the arm. Especially after the hard working but less creative win at home against a brilliantly organised defence.

United should also look to go to this match treating it like any other game. They should not take Watford lightly. Watford are extremely good at home. But, we should not go out there to defend. This is a must win game if we are go into the derby with a catchable distance.

We would have to be going there to do effective attacking with an organised defence. The energy Of Jesse Lingard could come in handy in a game like this. The transitions from defence to attack should be sharp as it has let us down in big games before under Jose.

Watford starting XI: Gomes, Mariappa, Kabasele, Prodl, Femenia, Hughes, Doucoure, Cleverley, Zeegelaar, Richarlison, Gray.

Man United starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young; Matic, Hererra; Pogba; Martial; Lingard ; Lukaku

Watford are definitely capable of stunning Manchester United. But, United going in with the confidence of winning a game which they would never have in the last 4 seasons should get them through.

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