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Watford 1:2 Manchester United

Watford 1:2 Man Utd

Vicarage Road

Date:
Sat, 15 September 2018
Kick-off:
5:30 pm BST
Status:

Finished

  1. Sep 13, 2018 at 21:16

    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    deGea
    Valencia Dunce1 Dunce2 Young
    Fellaini
    Pereira Pogba
    Lingard
    Lukaku Rashford​
  2. Sep 13, 2018 at 21:36

    JohnnyKills Full Member

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    Rashford's banned?
  3. Sep 13, 2018 at 21:45

    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Not sure this is a game for Perreira. (Banned Rashford?)
  4. Sep 13, 2018 at 22:06

    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    Going to be a tough game 9 would think. Hopefully we’ll come away with the win but they are an easy banana peel team at the moment.
  5. Sep 13, 2018 at 23:53

    BlueHaze New Member

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    Hopefully I'm wrong but I can see things going incredibly bad in this game. If we lose then I honestly think top 4 is gone. It would also be 3 losses in 5 games which is a horrendous record, we really need a win badly but at this stage I would even accept 1 point.
  6. Sep 14, 2018 at 06:01

    RedCurry Full Member

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    I want to see us play the same quick passing game that we saw for a little while against spurs and for majority of the game against Burnley.
  7. Sep 14, 2018 at 06:58

    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    Another Burnley level performance would be a win for us

    expecting a tough game but Watford will give us chances
  8. Sep 14, 2018 at 07:13

    GM K Full Member

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    Our attacking play is improving. We should keep that going. My concern is the defence. They did pretty well in the last game though. If we get our defending right, I see us taking this game and if we do, it will mark a turning point in the season for us.
  9. Sep 14, 2018 at 07:17

    GM K Full Member

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    For a debut, it is extrememly important DD has a good game from a psychological perspective. I forsee Jose playing safe for him. Young on the left, Valencia on the right and DD as a late sub if we are winning comfortably.
  10. Sep 14, 2018 at 07:21

    simplyared Full Member

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    I reckon this will be a very tough game for us. We're up against a team who are full of confidence, strong players going forward from midfield. (We just cannot play Lindelöf in this game). On top of that they look to have made a fantastic recruitment by getting Gracia as their manager. Not saying they are going to do a Leicester, but should certainly be taken seriously. For me this is about the worst type of opposition we could meet right now and I think we'll struggle.
  11. Sep 14, 2018 at 07:57

    pascell Full Member

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    I think we'll start with the exact same team as against Burnley but May be Young for Shaw. We'll keep Fred and Pereira back for the CL game.
  12. Sep 14, 2018 at 08:01

    WoodysWallet Full Member

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    A draw wouldn’t be a bad result, although I think we can sneak a win if we can win that midfield battle.

    I’m going for a 0-1 win, Lukaku with the goal.
  13. Sep 14, 2018 at 08:30

    mitchmouse Full Member

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    We certainly need to score first to get anything out of this. We look so poor once we go behind. No idea of the result let alone score...
  14. Sep 14, 2018 at 09:15

    Infra-red Full Member

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    I think we can get a draw here, which would not be a bad result considering Watford are off to a flyer. 2-2.
  15. Sep 14, 2018 at 09:58

    Trizy Full Member

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    You lot are too negative. We'll win this comfortably. 3-1 I'm predicting.
  16. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:00

    cyberman Full Member

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    I think we'll do them. 3-0
  17. Sep 14, 2018 at 11:15

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Bit worried without Fellaini.
  18. Sep 14, 2018 at 11:25

    el3mel Full Member

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    Lindelof will get bullied by Deeney if Fellaini is't present. Hopefully he plays, otherwise gonna be a long night.
  19. Sep 14, 2018 at 13:09

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    Watford are a physical team, but we have the right personnel to 'out bully' them. The line-up vs Burnley was a good template for this match and I'd be tempted to use again.

    My preference would be:

    De Dea
    Valencia, Bailley, Smalling, Shaw

    Matic, Fellani, Pogba

    Lingaard, Lukakku, Sanchez

    Victor L is dropped as it could be a very messy day for him against a physical team like Watford. If Jose does not want Bailley back in, then I'd move Matic into defence and bring in Perreira or Fred.

    Edit - Just remembered that Rashford is banned. Was having a debate in my head on whether to start him or Jesse!
  20. Sep 14, 2018 at 13:35

    Cee90 Redcafe Fantasy Football Champion 2012/13

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    Personally, I think anything but a win would be a bad result against Watford, regardless of their early season form.

    Even though we are early into the season, we need to keep up with the leading pack and build some momentum.
  21. Sep 14, 2018 at 13:45

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    We'll smash them 0-1
  22. Sep 14, 2018 at 13:47

    simplyared Full Member

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    Nightmare opponent for us right now. Hope Mourinho gets it right!
  23. Sep 14, 2018 at 13:56

    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    Win this and we could maybe begin to turn a corner.
  24. Sep 14, 2018 at 15:38

    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Confirmed travelling squad.

    Confirmed United squad members

    David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Ashley Young, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Fred, Marouane Fellaini, Andreas Pereira, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku
  25. Sep 14, 2018 at 15:44

    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Is that saying Luke Shaw is a definite no or travelling separately?
  26. Sep 14, 2018 at 15:46

    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Surely he wouldn't travel to Watford seperately, they turn up for home games seperately sometimes. You would think they are given him the extra days to make sure he is fine. It might make him available for the Young Boys game.
  27. Sep 14, 2018 at 15:46

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Good, Fellaini travelling.
  28. Sep 14, 2018 at 15:47

    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    This is what the MEN said.

    15:35KEY EVENT
    Manchester United travelling squad to Watford confirmed
    Luke Shaw has not travelled with the Manchester United squad for their Premier League fixture at Watford but Marouane Fellaini is in contention to figure.

    Full squad details here.
  29. Sep 14, 2018 at 15:55

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Same lineup as Burnley but Young for Shaw then.
  30. Sep 14, 2018 at 16:07

    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Good, rather they take a bit more time for his health .... a few days/a game isn't worth the risk. Lose/lose mediawise too... we play him/he's ok and we'd be gambling with his long-term health... we play him/something happens and whether a fluke or not, it'd be news top story for weeks.
  31. Sep 14, 2018 at 16:19

    el3mel Full Member

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    Well, let's hope Young repeats his performance there from last season.
  32. Sep 14, 2018 at 16:34

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    Watford vs Man U.
    One team trying to mantain their 100% record at the beginning of the season.
    The other is floating around midtable and struggling to find a pattern of play.
    Not too long ago it could only have been the other way around.
  33. Sep 14, 2018 at 16:37

    Mou fell over



    Yep, Mourinho fell over at Wembley and made a joke about it during the press conference:

    "People that called me and ask me to fall at Wembley because they need news from me, so I made it on purpose so you could speak about myself. Was a good dive and I protect my phones. No penalty and maybe a yellow card."

    See more quotes from the press conference here.
  34. Sep 14, 2018 at 16:43

    Kapardin Full Member

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    It's been all of 4 games, c'mon. Nobody even needs to look at the table at this stage. Not like we are "floating around midtable" after week 20.
  35. Sep 14, 2018 at 17:33

    Litch Full Member

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    Just watch the Burnley game after returning from hols and thought he was outstanding. Who's this new Shaw lad too.....
  36. Sep 14, 2018 at 18:13

    WoodysWallet Full Member

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    I’ve got my doubts if Fellaini doesn’t play now. I don’t think Fred should be starting, and if Herrera is also missing I can see this ending badly for us tbh.
  37. Sep 14, 2018 at 18:18

    On the train

    The following players boarded the train at Stockport Station:

    Goalkeepers (2): David de Gea, Sergio Romero
    Defenders (6): Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Ashley Young
    Midfielders (6): Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Fred, Marouane Fellaini, Andreas Pereira, Paul Pogba
    Forwards (5): Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku


    Luke Shaw wasn't sighted. Mourinho did say the following during his press conference earlier in the day:

    "Contrary to some news and opinions, from the protocol point of view and according to our doctor, he will be free to play. The only situation I have to analyse is if we are going to play him when, during the week, he wasn't training with the team, or if even so we decide to play him."

    Sounds like they've decided to play it safe - not that Young is a bad replacement, having scored twice during United's 4:2 win here last season.


  38. Sep 14, 2018 at 18:20

    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    That’ll defo require a ‘turning the corner’ thread for sure.
  39. Sep 14, 2018 at 18:44

    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt Scouse Lover

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    Looks like it's going to be Smashley at LB.
  40. Sep 14, 2018 at 20:25

    Rojo injured - again?!

    Both Rojo and Dalot have been playing in an U23 game tonight in a bid to step up their return to action, but this latest update from Rob Dawson doesn't sound good.



    You can read the captivating reserves match thread here.
  41. Sep 14, 2018 at 20:40

    Sied I..erm..love U2, baby?

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    Shame about Shaw, but after Young's performance against these last season I've got a good feeling. He'll be out to impress to win his place back.
  42. Sep 15, 2018 at 01:25

    Seven Seas Sardines Full Member

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    Pretty sure this is what Mourinho will do:

    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Lindelöf Young
    Fellaini
    Matic Pogba
    Lingard Lukaku Sanchez
    Fred(60'), Martial(70'), Pereira/McTominay(80')
  43. Sep 15, 2018 at 02:06

    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    International breaks are so annoying. Season barely starts and you have 2 weeks off right away. Thank feck this is back. Fully ready to be disappointed again!