Premier League action returns to the Old Trafford after the international break as Manchester United host a high-flying Watford in the league action, in Manchester, on Saturday night (IST).
What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Manchester United and Watford
Kick Off: Saturday 30 March
Match Timing: 08:30 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? Old Trafford (74,994)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action live on Hotstar App.
Manchester United suffered just one defeat under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and that too came in the Champions League against the mighty Paris Saint-Germain. Ever since that draw was made, United were pitted as an underdog for the simple fact that the team was in transition.
The Red Devils lost the first leg 0-2 at Old Trafford, which was assumed to be the end for United in the Champions League this season.
But Ole produced his biggest result to date as a manager of his beloved club in Paris, rounding off the first leg scoreline to win 3-1 at Parc des Princes. It was a historical result in every aspect and Ole deservedly received the praise for climbing up the mountain.
That was the week also when United faced Arsenal in an away Premier League match. Ole’s men were still unbeaten in the league and were backed to extend that record against the Gunners.
But the Red Devils lost that match 2-0, and the lowest moment came seven days later as Wolves knocked United out of the FA Cup.
Those two results have put some dent on the recovery Ole has done at Old Trafford, but it’s been some turnaround, and an unexpected one considering the situation United were in when Jose Mourinho was sacked in December.
It’s worth noting that Manchester United are 5th in the table with just three points separating them from 3rd placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Watford, meanwhile, are having the season of their life. They are 8th in the table having accumulated 44 points from 30 games so far.
Hornets’ rise is simply because of the form they have shown against the teams lying below them. Eight out of the 11 defeats have come against the big-six, with just home loss against the so-called weaker teams.
Javi Garcia may have lost some of the guile after Richarlison left the club, but the team still has the talents like Abdoulaye Doucouré, Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Manchester United –D W W W L L
Watford – W W L W L W
MUN vs WAT Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Manchester United vs Watford Team News:
Injured – Ole had to withstand the big injury list ever since he was given charge of the club. But it’s becoming lenient now Alexis Sanchez is the only confirmed injury absentee.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Nemanja Matic, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial all pulled out from international duty. But expect them to be available for this match.
Romelu Lukaku didn’t feature for Belgium in either of the two games due to a foot injury and remains questionable.
Note: Antonio Valencia is fully fit now and is available for selection, while Victor Lindelof should be free to feature after missing one international game due to the birth of his child.
Key Players – Rashford, Pogba
Injured – None.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Jose Holebas is nursing an ankle injury and will be evaluated before the match.
Note: Watford have three former Manchester United players on their roster with Ben Foster, Tom Cleverley and Craig Cathcart all in contention for a start at Old Trafford.
Key Players – Deeney, Deulofeu
MUN vs WAT Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Manchester United– Gea (GK), Shaw, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Martial, Rashford
Watford– Foster (GK), Janmaat, Mariappa, Cathcart, Masina, Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney
MUN vs WAT Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Manchester United have won 12 times in the last 13 games against Watford, keeping 4 clean sheets in the last four home games.
The hosts are favorite in this match.
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