English Premier League – Manchester United-Watford
Manchester United are going to host Watford on Sunday in a match from the 27th round of the English Premier League. Let’s dive into this game at the legendary Old Trafford in order to preview it.
Manchester United continue their fight for a return to the Champions League. Because of Manchester City’s suspension, their goal now is to finish in the Top 5 at the end of the season. Right now the Red Devils are 7th in the standings with 38 points, but in the previous round they raised their chances again by beating Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge.
United beat Chelsea for a second time this season in the league. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team made a very strong performance and stole the three points with goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire. Meanwhile the new signing Bruno Fernandes made his first assist with the red shirt, assistin for Maguire’s goal after the break. The Portuguese midfielder is a starter since his arrival from Sporting CP. He’s leaving a good impression with his performance so far.
Paul Pogba remains sidelined for Manchester United with an injury, while Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford are also dealing with injuries.
Watford made great performances since the appointment of the manager Nigel Pearson, but lately their form regressed, so now the Hornets are back in the relegation zone. The club is currently 19th in the league with 24 points, but just one point behind Aston Villa and the safe zone. Watford won just one point in their last three games.
Last week the Hornets managed to get a point from their visit to Brighton & Hove Albion at the American Express. Abdoulaye Doucoure’s goal was enough for a 1-1 draw.
Manchester United will aim only for the three points against Watford on Sunday. The Red Devils remain determined to reach the Champions League again, so they must win this kind of games.