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Manchester United vs Watford. EPL. Week 28. Preview

2 March 2016, 21:00 GMT+1

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Referee: Mike Jones



Those of you, who under any circumstances will not be able or will not feel like watching Liverpool vs Manchester City clash, are welcomed to watch a game with less appealing heading: Manchester United vs Watford. Here we present the details of the match.

Head to head

Watford have not been a stable member of Premier League lately. After being out of the first league of the country for 8 years, the team returned in 2015 and lost its first home match against Manchester United (1-2) after the restitution. Moreover, a deeper observation reveals that the team have lost 21st century’s all games against Manchester United.

If Leonardo Di Caprio has finally won an Oscar, can Watford break the unfortunate series of losses against The Red Devils?

Manchester United

The team are on a series of victories during last 3 matches in all competitions. After winning their place in round of 16 of Europa League (where they will meet Liverpool), they beat Arsenal (3-2) at home showing impressive attacking skills and pressing on opponent’s half.

The brightest star of both of these matches became Marcus Rashford. The 18 year old scored 4 goals, 2 against each team. However, Van Gaal has already expressed the need to let the youngster rest and understand the whole miracle that happened to him.


The team is still suffering from the big number of injuries within the squad, however, Anthony Martial has returned and is ready to substitute Rashford.

Coach: Louis Van Gaal

Current Form: L_L_W_W_W

Position in EPL: 5

Injured: Shaw, Young, Jones, Schweinsteiger, Rooney, Keane, Love, Borthwick-Jackson, Fellaini (?), Valencia (?)

Suspended: none

Probable Lineup




The team have very few chances to win or even to steal 1 point from the 5th league of the team. However, the chances do not approach to 0. Watford lost only 1 game from 5 last matches played in EPL and is in a good run now. Taking into account Manchester United’s current instable point gaining pattern, The Hornets may have a chance to make the game flow more competitive.

Coach: Quique Sanchez Flores

Current Form: D_L_W_W_D

Position in EPL: 12

Injured: Hoban, Ekstrand, Jurado (?)

Suspended: none

Probable Lineup


Let’s finish with a smile…

As you probably know, Louis Van Gaal fell down while arguing with the 4th referee. He acted like that in order to demonstrate Sanchez’s drive. After that the whole world is joking on his hilarious action… here you can find the video with one of the best jokes on that point.

By: Inga Voskerchian