Manchester United Preview: ‘Donny and Sancho to start’ – Manchester United team news and predicted lineup against Watford

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Manchester United Preview: Following the conclusion of the international break, Manchester United will be travelling to Vicarage Road to encounter Watford in a crucial Premier League clash. 

The Red Devils have endured six defeats in the last 12 games in all competitions and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping that his team can get back to winning ways on Saturday afternoon. The Old Trafford outfit are currently sitting sixth in the table with 17 points in 11 games and five points behind the fourth-placed Liverpool. 

Manchester United Preview: Team News:

In terms of team news provided by the club’s website, Paul Pogba will remain sidelined after sustaining a thigh injury during a training session with the national team and this will be his third and final game of suspension that he picked up against Liverpool. 

Raphael Varane will also be out of this encounter due to a hamstring injury that he suffered against Atalanta. There are doubts about Edinson Cavani’s availability as he didn’t feature in the Derby before the international break due to a tendon issue and also did not join the national squad. 

Luke Shaw will be available after recovering from a concussion problem. Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay should be fit enough to be involved in the matchday squad after not featuring with their national team due to illness. 

How Solskjaer might line-up against Watford:

Manchester United Preview: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will return to his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation and continue with David De Gea between the sticks after his stellar performance so far this campaign. In front of the Spaniard, the back four will be Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw. 

Few recent reports are suggesting that Donny Van De Beek might start in this encounter after the coaching staff are impressed by the midfielder’s display. Therefore, Nemanja Matic might start alongside Van de Beek in the midfield pivot role. 

Bruno Fernandes will continue in the attacking midfield position and Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho will be on both flanks. Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the line for the Red Devils in this encounter. 

Manchester United predicted line-up against Watford:

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

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