The visitors need three points to take some pressure off Solskjær. Watford need a win to move away from the relegation zone. What will happen on Saturday?
Manchester United will be hoping to get back into winning ways in the English Premier League (EPL) when they journey to Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon to meet Watford.
Under-fire manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team sit 6th in the EPL table and suffered a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in their last EPL match. Meanwhile, Watford, who are just outside the relegation zone in the top-flight table, were defeated 1-0 at Arsenal.
Watford manager Claudio Ranieri said during a press conference on Thursday that Ozan Tufan will need to be assessed, having picked up an injury while featuring for Turkey on international duty.
Francisco Sierralta is out with the hamstring problem that he suffered during the Chile game with Ecuador, while Ken Sema, Kwadwo Baah, Peter Etebo, and Christian Kabasele are also still sidelined.
Juraj Kucka is also missing for the Hornets through suspension, meaning that former Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley should come into the XI.
There might also be a spot for João Pedro, with the Brazilian forward potentially operating behind another ex-Manchester United player in Joshua King.
Meanwhile, for the Red Devils, Raphaël Varane and Edinson Cavani are certain to miss the contest through injury, while Paul Pogba, who wouldn’t have featured here anyway due to suspension, is in Dubai recovering from a thigh problem.
However, Scott McTominay has recovered from the illness that made him exit the Scotland camp and Luke Shaw is also expected to be given the green light to play.
Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford could provide attacking support to Cristiano Ronaldo, with Solskjaer expected to move away from a 3-5-2 formation for this match.
Donny van de Beek, Jadon Sancho, and Jesse Lingard are all pushing for inclusion from the start but might have to feature from the bench once again.
We expect that Manchester United will triumph in a 3-1 victory. We are also predicting that the Red Devils will win both halves.