Manchester Utd vs Watford Live Football Score 9 Jan 2021
Manchester United will be looking to book their spot in the fourth round of this season’s FA Cup when they welcome Championship side Watford to Old Trafford on Saturday night.
The Red Devils, who won the last of their 12 FA Cups in 2016, suffered a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup on Wednesday, while Watford will enter the contest off the back of a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City in the Championship on January 2.
United’s recent form has been excellent, winning eight of their last 10 in the Premier League to rise into second position in the table, level on points with leaders Liverpool.
- Dean Henderson could be the only player to keep his place in the side from Wednesday’s 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City.
- Look for Alex Telles, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek, Dan James, Juan Mata and Mason Greenwood to start against Watford on Saturday.
- There is even a chance we could see Jesse Lingard could a start, with Van de Beek dropping deeper to partner Matic in central midfield.
- Odion Ighalo will be in the matchday squad and will likely play some part against old club Watford in most likely his final appearance for United.
- United have confirmed Amad Diallo from Atalanta but there is still some slight red tape issues to overcome before he can play.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed summer signing Facundo Pellistri, who had a decent chance of making a first-team debut here, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now unavailable.
- James Garner cannot face parent club Manchester United and will miss out at Old Trafford on Saturday. Former United duo Ben Foster and Tom Cleverley will hope to feature here.
- Ismaila Sarr was heavily linked with a move to United in the summer and he will be keen to put on an eye-catching display here if given the chance.
- William Troost-Ekong was back among the substitutes at the weekend but Watford still have plenty of injury concerns heading into Saturday’s FA Cup third round.
NAME: Manchester United – Watford
DATE: 9 Jan 2021
TIME: 20:00 UTC
VENUE: Old Trafford, Manchester, England