FA Cup Manchester United vs Watford: Preview and Predicted Line-ups


Manchester United will face Watford in the 3rd round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Round 3 is the point at which the Premier League teams as well as the Championship team enter the tournament.

Watford were one of the three teams that got relegated from the Premier League last season. However, they had defeated United 0-2 last season. This going to be an interesting fixture.

Manchester United vs Watford: Preview, Predicted Line-up

Manchester United vs Watford Preview:

Watford have lost their last nine away games against the Red Devils. They have not won a single game since their 2-1 win in a League Cup tie in October 1978.

Manchester United have progressed through to the fourth round on 33 out of 35 ties. Both their defeats came at home – vs Leeds(2009-10) and vs Swansea(2013-14).

Manchester United have won 3 of their 4 FA Cup ties against Watford. The last time they faced-off was when they won 4-1 in 2007.

Manchester United are currently second in the Premier League due to goal difference. Watford lie at sixth in the Championship, 10 points off the top.

Manchester United form : W W D W W

Watford form : L W L D W

Manchester United vs Watford Team News:

Manchester United do not have many injury worries. Victor Lindelof featured in their semi-final loss to Manchester City. Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are still out with injuries.

This would be the last game Edinson Cavani would miss owing to the three-match suspension by the FA. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to give a few academy products their debut after a few u-23s were spotted training with the first team.

United loanee James Garner will be looking to face his former teammates. Ismaïla Sarr, who had been heavily linked with United in the transfer window will be looking to impress on the pitch. Watford have no injuries and look to prove that they are still a Premier League quality side.

Predicted Line-ups:

Manchester United Predicted Starting XI(4-2-3-1)

Watford Predicted Starting XI(4-4-2):

Predicted Score:

Manchester United 3-1 Watford

Manchester United have the attack to plunder goal and they lose to big teams when they are not clinical. A big game awaits on Saturday.

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