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Manchester United vs Watford: Preview, team news, key facts, and predicted lineup

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Manchester United host relegation contenders Watford at Old Trafford in the game week 27 of the Premier League on Saturday.

Manchester United come into the match after a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the Champions League. While last time around in the Premier League, the red devils saw off rivals Leeds United in an impressive 4-2 win at Ellan Road. The club currently sits 4th in the Premier League table, they have picked up 46 points from 26 league games so far this term.

Manchester United Premier League Form: W W D D W W

While Watford comes into the game after a disappointing 4-1 loss against Crystal Palace. The club are currently 19th in the Premier League table. The club are have picked up 18 points from 25 league games so far this term.

Watford Premier League Form: L D L L W L

The Hornets smashed the red devils 4-1 in the reverse league fixture earlier this season. The loss to Watford earlier this season was the final nail in the coffin for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Manchester United head coach. Ralf Rangnick will be hoping to pick up yet another three points for the top four race. While Roy Hodgson will be hoping to cause an upset and pick up valuable points for the relegation dog fight.

Key facts

  • The red devils have not lost one single home game against Watford in the Premier League.
  • If Watford managed to beat Manchester United, it will be the first league double for the Hornets over the red devils.
  • The red devils have lost just one game out of their last 21 league games on Saturday’s 3 pm kickoff.
  • The red devils are unbeaten in their last seven league games. This is the longeset run in the Premier League at the moment.

Team news

Manchester United will certainly be without Edinson Cavani for the Watford clash. While Scott McTominay remains a major doubt after he missed the Champions League tie due to illness. Fred will retain his place in the deepest line of midfield. While Antony Elanga will certainly be hoping to start after grabbing his first Champions League goal in the midweek. Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles could also return to the starting lineup.

While for Watford, Peter Etebo and Nicolas Nkoulou are both ruled out. Joao Pedro and Juraj Kucka are both minor doubts ahead of the clash. Cucho Hernandez may return to the starting lineup in place of Joshua King.

Predicted lineup

Manchester United predicted lineup:

De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; Fred, Pogba; Elanga, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo

Watford predicted lineup:

Foster; Femenia, Cathcart, Samir, Kamara; Louza, Kayembe, Sissoko; Sarr, Hernandez, Dennis

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