Manchester United v Watford: match preview

Saturday at 3pm, what better time for Ole Gunnar Soslkjær to take on his first game as Manchester United’s permanent manager? It is a sobering thought that had things been different at the end of the Alex Ferguson era, David Moyes would still have four months left on his six-year deal. Solskjær is the third appointment since Moyes was sacked and he will immediately have to correct a dip in form which has seen United lose their past two games. Watford would seem to be timely visitors, preparing as they are for an FA Cup semi-final on Sunday week. “We have to know some players have been with their national teams and with three games in a row in a short time, we need to make decisions in selection,” said Javi Gracia, Watford’s manager. Mark Tallentire

Saturday 3pm

Venue Old Trafford

Last season Manchester United 1 Watford 0

Referee Stuart Atwell

This season G16 Y50 R1 3.19 cards/game

Odds H 1-2 A7-1 D 4-1


Subs from Grant, Romero, Gomes, Chong, Rojo, Bailly, Fred, Garner, Jones, McTominay, Dalot, Darmian, Mata

Doubtful Bailly (head), Martial (knee), Matic (knock), Rashford (ankle), Shaw (knock)

Injured Lukaku (foot, 2 Apr), Sánchez (knee, 21 Apr), Valencia (calf, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y59 R3


Leading scorer Lukaku 12


Subs from Dahlberg, Gomes, Chalobah, Britos, Quina, Navarro, Masina, Janmaat, Success, Sema, Peñaranda, Gray, Prödl

Doubtful None

Injured Cleverley (calf, 7 Apr)

Suspended None

Discipline Y58 R2


Leading scorer Deeney 8


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