In a news conference prior to tonight’s Champions League fixture with Valencia, Jose Mourinho talked…
Watford made history when they beat Tottenham in the last round. It was not only the best ever start to a season for ‘The Eagles’ but was also the first time three Premier League clubs have been perfect after four rounds. Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United comes to Vicarage Road to try and stop Watford’s impressive winning streak.
Kick-off: Saturday, 15th September, 18:30 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road, Watford
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United come into this game following a much-needed victory on the road at Burnley, courtesy of two Romelu Lukaku strikes. The win calmed the nerves of many Red Devils supporters, who were getting tired of Mourinho’s antics and anxious to see their team play well. Now, it’s off to Watford, where the perfect Eagles await.
Javi Gracia is doing his best Claudio Ranieri impression. None of us saw this coming, but there were signs that something like this may occur in the pre-season, where Watford won three and drew two games, losing none. They’ve managed to squeeze in a cup victory against Reading in between those four PL victories as well. Gracia’s players come into this fixture riding a hot wave, although it certainly cooled down a bit following the international break of which is notorious for disrupting club teams’ rhythm.
Manchester United Team News
Jose Mourinho will be without Marcus Rashford, who received a three-game ban following his red card against Burnley. Luke Shaw suffered a severe concussion after taking a massive blow to the head from Dani Carvajal in international play. He’s out as well, and so is Phil Jones. Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini are questionable, whereas Diogo Dalot is not match-fit, but should be available from the bench.
Watford Team News
Javi Gracia should have Gerard Deulofeu back. The same can’t be said about Younes Kaboul and Tom Cleverley, who is out for the foreseeable future.
Watford vs Manchester United H2H comparison
Taking on Manchester United will not be easy. Watford lost both matches against Saturday’s opponent last season but did win their home fixture a season prior in what was their first victory against United since 1986. 1986 was also the year these two shared the spoils last time. There hasn’t been a single draw in the last 16 editions of this encounter. At home, Watford has lost only twice in their last 12 league games (W7, D3, L2).
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