EPL 2016/17: Watford Vs Manchester United - Preview, team news and predicted line-up

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Watford, Sep 18: Watford take on Manchester United in a crucial game week 5 encounter in English Premier League on Sunday afternoon (September 18). [EPL 2016-17: Schedule of Game week 5]

Jose Mourinho's side look forward to bag full three points and regain their lost confidence due to back to back defeats against Manchester City and Feynoord respectively.

Watford Vs Manchester United (Image courtesy: Manchester United Twitter handle)

The Red Devils have gained 9 points from the first three matches in the league. They lost their last Premier League match against rivals Manchester City last weekend. A win today will help them to keep their position in the top half of the tabel.

Watford's start to the seasonhas been unimpressive as they have won just 1 match and drew 1. They will be high on confidence as they come on the back a convincing 4-2 win over West Ham from last week.

Kick-off: 4:30 PM (IST)

Venue: Vicarage Stadium, Watford

Team News

Jose Mourinho is likely to make changes in his starting XI from midweek Europa League match against Feynoord. Eric Bailly, Daley Blind, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw are expected to comeback in the backline.

Wayne Rooney who was left in the Europa squad will be back this weekend with Zlatan Ibrahimovic upfront. Henrikh Mkhitaryan who started in the Manchester derby is expected to be demoted to the bench.

Marcus Rashford will be introduced in the latter stages of the game as an impact substitute.

Watford on the other hand are expected top retain their same staring XI who had registered a 4-2 win over West Ham last week.

Probable squads

Manchester United: David De Gea, Sergi Romero, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Eic Bailly, Daley Blind, Fosu-Mensah, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Memphis, Paul Pogba, Morgan Schneiderlin, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.

Watford: Gomes, Gilmartin, Pantilimon, Mariappa, Janmaat, Kaboul, Cathcart, Britos, Prodl, Holebas, Zuniga, Kabasele, Amrabat, Behrami, Capoue, Guedioura, Watson, Doucoure, Pereyra, Deeney, Success, Ighalo.

Predicted XIs

Manchester United (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: David De Gea

Defenders: Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw

Midfielders: Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba; Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial

Striker: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United predicted XI formation

Watford (3-5-2)

Goalkeeper: Heurelho Gomes

Defenders: Christian Kabasele, Younnes Kaboul, Sebastian Prodl

Midfielders: Valon Behrami, Daryl Janmaat, Etienne Capoue, Jose Holebas, Roberto Pereyra

Strikers: Tryo Deeney, Odion Ighalo

Watford predicted XI formation


Watford 1-2 Manchester United

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