Manchester United v Watford: Preview, Odds and Team news

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starts officially as the Manchester United permanent manager with the welcoming of FA Cup semi-finalists Watford in the premier league on Saturday.

Manchester United are coming off back to back losses against Arsenal and Wolves with the Red Devils yet to lose three games in a row since 2016 and with Manchester City, Chelsea and Barcelona their season could fizzle out.

Solskjaer side have lost only once at home in the PL this season (W8, D5, L1), with 11 of those 14 seeing goals for both teams.

Manchester United have just two PL home clean sheets this season with Fulham having just two this season with one at home.

The Red Devils have never lost to Watford in the premier league era with their last loss coming 32 years ago and since losing 16 of 17 games.

Manchester United form since Ole Gunnar’s instalment has seen the club pick up 32 points in the EPL and 14 wins in 19 games.

United last lost at home this season against Tottenham 3-0 under Mourinho with a 12 game run since then undefeated.

Watford away record in the last five matches is even with W2 D1 L2 with the last two games ending in losses coming against Manchester City and Liverpool.

The Hornets against the top six teams away has been dismal with 13 defeats in a row in the EPL.

Team News

Alexis Sanchez out, Romelu Lukaku, Matteo Darmian are sidelined, Rashford, Nemanja Matic and Martial in contention

Tom Cleverly is out

Attacking threats

Marcus Rashford scored the all-important goal last time they met and Anthony Martial is one goal from reaching double figures with Paul Pogba already on double figures for the season.

Gerard Delofeu has notched four goals and two assists in the last four premier league games.

ODDS

Man United 1.46  Draw 4.90 Watford 7.70

Match Venue

Manchester

Old Trafford 3.00 GMT

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