- 1 Manchester United vs Watford Match Preview : 3/2/2016 Premier League
Manchester United are currently having in form players, when Watford are facing trouble in every step towards Premier League. On 2nd March, Manchester United are going to host Watford at Old Trafford and their players are expecting to get another win over Watford to gain a better place in Premier League. Although, 3 points won’t change their position, but they can dive into top 4 position and compete with nearest competitor, Manchester City. Check out the Manchester United vs Watford match preview of Premier League, which is going to take place on 2nd March 2016.
Manchester United vs Watford Match Preview : 3/2/2016 Premier League
Manchester United Squad News
Although, Red Devils performed like a mid-table club and lost to several mid-table clubs in various competitions, but now they are having in form players. Even though, Louis van Gaal is having plenty of injuries and due to that, several players are out, but their youngsters are playing awesome. For example, Rashford, who scored two goals in his debut match of Premier League. He scored against a heavy weight team, Arsenal, which is having a great stopper, which brought a win over Gunners at Old Trafford. On the other hand, Mata, Depay, Herrera, Lingard etc. are playing better than earlier. This is obviously a plus point for Manchester United that their players are getting back their actual form. At the same time, David de Gea is back after two matches, who went down due to an injury. He saved some sure shot goals against Arsenal – he conceded two goals though. However, the best part is Manchester United is being furious day by day. Although, they are far behind the title race, but a win will certainly help them a lot to get back their top 4 position. Schneiderlin has said that,
It was just a question of fighting, playing for the fans and playing for the badge, because the results are not what we expected over the last few months. Everyone knew when they saw the team-sheet that we have a very young team. So we knew that we had to be at our best and be very aggressive.
There are a lot of points to take, but football is very quick so we now need to make sure that we win against Watford. We have seen this season all the teams above slip up and all the teams have some bad results. So it is up to us to exploit that.
We had a big discussion a few weeks ago, saying the results were not what we expect, but also that it is not only about us. It is about the whole town, about the whole football club. So we need to make sure we place Manchester United in the right place.
Expected Starting Lineup of Manchester United against Watford
De Gea; Varela, Carrick, Blind, Rojo; Schneiderlin, Herrera; Lingard, Mata, Depay; Rashford.
There is a high chance for Martial to get back to the starting eleven. But, there is no such official news about his injury.
Watford Squad News
Although, they played goalless draw against Bournemouth, but the players played well and far better than previous matches. In last five matches, they have won only two – against Crystal Palace and Leeds United in Premier League and FA Cup respectively. However, their captain, Deeney, is not in form and we have seen several useless passes in the previous match. However, Ighalo, Amrabat etc. are playing good, which is certainly a positive side of Watford. The captain has said,
Bournemouth was one of those games where both teams could have stayed out all day and not scored. We will take the draw, thankfully we didn’t lose and we will move on to Man United on Wednesday. We have got to be realistic, yes we didn’t score, but we didn’t lose and it’s another clean sheet.
We will take the positives from it and will have to up our game come Wednesday night. There is no time to be reflecting on things, we have got Man United away and if we beat them it turns into a great week with four points from two games.
Expected Starting Lineup of Watford against Manchester United
Gomes; Paredes, Cathcart, Britos, Ake; Behrami, Watson, Capoue, Amrabat; Deeney, Ighalo.
Manchester United vs Watford Match Prediction
This should be an easy match for Manchester United. But, their form is very fluctuating. Hence, it may create a problem. But, the substitute to Martial, Rashford, is playing awesome, which is a plus point of Manchester United. Therefore, this match will end up in favor of the home team.
So, what do you think about Manchester United vs Watford match preview and expected starting lineup? Will Martial play from the first minute?