Manchester United are going to be looking to create on Monday’s impressive 2-0 victory at Chelsea once they welcome a struggling Watford to Old Trafford within the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils are currently just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea within the table, while Watford occupy 19th position having did not win in their last four league outings.
Odion Ighalo could make his full Manchester United debut against his former club and expect David De Gea,
Bruno Fernandes and Fred to be restored to Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s starting lineup following Thursday’s 1-1 draw at Club Brugge.
Nigel Pearson’s Watford will fancy a win at Old Trafford as they were victorous in December’s reverse fixture, a sign of United’s struggles against the lower-ranked sides.
Watford earned a really rare convert United when these two teams met in December, another low point of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign.
Nigel Pearson had got Watford producing results again but two points from a possible nine against Aston Villa,
Everton and Brighton have piled the pressure back on.
It is not as if it gets any easier for Watford as they’re going to follow this weekend’s match with a game against Liverpool on leap day ,
and the threat of relegation remains considerably present despite Pearson’s good work since taking charge of the club at the beginning of December.
Everton vs Manchester United Team News
United will again be without the services of key duo Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford through injury,
but Scott McTominay has stepped up his recovery from a knee problem and will be involved.
Indeed, on Thursday, Solskjaer revealed that McTominay was in his thinking for the Watford clash,
although it seems more likely that the midfielder are going to be named on the bench.
Mason Greenwood omitted against Brugge on Thursday through illness but should return to the squad,
while Eric Bailly also will be hoping to beat the knock that he picked up during a powerful performance against Chelsea.
Solskjaer could plan to select an equivalent 3-4-1-2 formation that has proved successful in recent away matches,
meaning that there might be a primary start for Odion Ighalo.
The January arrival has appeared off the bench against Chelsea and Brugge
but might be in line to feature alongside Martial in attack as Daniel James is currently struggling for form.
As for Watford, both Kiko Femenia and Ismaila Sarr have taken part during a full week of coaching before Sunday’s match,
meaning that Daryl Janmaat is currently their only first-team player on the sidelines.
Sarr was excellent within the reverse match earlier this season, but Pearson has insisted that he won’t take a risk on the attacker
unless he’s confident that the 21-year-old is fully over his hamstring issue.
There aren’t expected to be too many changes from the side that started against Brighton before the winter break,
although Nathaniel Chalobah is pushing for a spot within the middle of midfield.
Troy Deeney will again lead the road with support from Abdoulaye Doucoure,
with former United attacker Danny Welbeck expected to supply an option from the bench.
Everton vs Manchester United Line Up
Man United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Matic, Williams; Fernandes; Martial, Ighalo
Watford possible starting lineup:
Foster; Mariappa, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina; Chalobah, Capoue; Sarr, Doucoure, Deulofeu; Deeney
Everton vs Manchester United Head to Head
United lead the general head to go 22 wins to Watford’s six,
while there have also been five draws in their 33 matches throughout history.
The two teams have locked horns on 13 occasions within the Premier League
and Watford have only recorded two victories, both reception , losing the opposite 11.
The corresponding match last season proved to be Solskjaer’s first since being appointed United’s permanent boss,
and therefore the Red Devils secured a 2-1 victory courtesy of goals from Rashford and Martial.
How to follow Everton vs Manchester United
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 8pm /
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app. /
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This match will not be shown live in the UK.
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