After drawing against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, Manchester United will have to shift their focus quickly on to the Premier League as the Red Devils will welcome Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
Despite showcasing a lacklustre display against the Spanish giants, Ralf Rangnick’s side managed to come away with a 1-1 draw courtesy of the contribution from Anthony Elanga. The tie is perfectly poised ahead of the second leg.
Meanwhile, the record Premier League champions had to endure a 4-1 defeat against the Hornets in the reverse fixture which ended up being the farewell game for the former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. So, the Red Devils will be eyeing to take revenge in this encounter.
Manchester United team news against Watford:
Scott McTominay did not feature in the midweek’s game due to illness and will miss out in this fixture as well, while Edinson Cavani remains sidelined as a consequence of a groin issue.
David De Gea will start between the sticks and in front of the Spaniard, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof and Alex Telles should be the back four for Manchester United. Harry Maguire needs to be dropped due to poor display and Luke Shaw should get some rest ahead of a tough run of games next month.
Paul Pogba could continue alongside Fred in midfield and Bruno Fernandes might start in the more advanced role.
Jadon Sancho is expected to keep his place on the wing and Anthony Elanga should start ahead of Marcus Rashford. Ralf Rangnick will have to continue with Cristiano Ronaldo due to the lack of options in the striker position.
Manchester United predicted line-up against Watford(4-2-3-1):
David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw; Paul Pogba, Fred, Bruno Fernandes; Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Elanga