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Watford 1:2 Manchester United

Watford 1:2 Man Utd

Vicarage Road

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Sat, 21 November 2015
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  1. Nov 6, 2015
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    Date - Saturday, November 21 2015.
    Kickoff Time - 1245 Hrs GMT.
    Venue - Vicarage Road, Watford.



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    League standings and form guide


    4. Manchester United : LWDDW

    11. Watford : DLWWL




    Previous Meetings


    Manchester United 4 : 0 Watford

    Watford 1 : 2 Manchester United

    Watford 2 : 3 Manchester United

    Manchester United 4 : 1 Watford

    Watford 0 : 1 Manchester United




    All-Time Record


    Manchester United wins - 10
    Watford wins - 2
    Draws - 4




    Pre-Match Pressers


    Louis Van Gaal


    Quique Sánchez Flores




    Team News


    Manchester United

    Luke Shaw, Paddy McNair, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Antonio Valencia, Wayne Rooney and ruled out. and Chris Smalling facing late fitness tests. James Wilson is nearing a return to full fitness.

    Watford

    José Manuel Jurado and Sebastian Prodl ruled out.



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    Watford Football Club nicknamed The Hornets, The Golden Boys,Yellow Army, and The 'Orns; are a professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire; and were founded in 1881 by eventual player Henry Groverand as Watford Hornets, originally an amateur team that turned fully professional in 1897. After spending almost half century in the lower divisions of The Football League, Watford enjoyed its greatest era of success following Graham Taylor's appointment in 1977, rising from the Fourth Division to the First Division. The team also finished second in the First Division in the 1982/83 season, competed in the UEFA Cup in 1983/ 1984, and reached the 1984 FA Cup Final where they faced Howard Kendall's Everton. Watford's most prominent rivalry is with fellow South-Eastern English club Luton Town; and they have been playing their home games at Vicarage Road since 1922.



    Referee


    Robert Madley.​
  2. Nov 7, 2015
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    U99ted Full Member

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    Ighalo has 7 of their 11 goals. Basically stop him and we'll win.

    0-2.
  3. Nov 7, 2015
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    Sigma Full Member

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    They are good defensively, we are good defensively... this could be a boring game.
  4. Nov 7, 2015
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    littlepeasoup Full Member

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    Ugh. Two weeks to wait for this game. I f*cking hate international breaks.
  5. Nov 7, 2015
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    Raw Full Member

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    Should be winning this, but it won't be a cakewalk. Gone for an edgy 2-0 win, hopefully Watford will open up unlike West Brom.
  6. Nov 7, 2015
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Deeney is a proper workman's clogger, though. He could keep Smalling occupied enough for Ighalo to try his luck against our other CB, which is why I hope Jones will be ready to start this one. I think it's the first time all season we'll play against two up-top. Should be interesting.
  7. Nov 7, 2015
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    Sammyjunn New Member

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    Jones has to start in this one with their duo up front, otherwise I hope the same line up bar Schneiderlin starting.
  8. Nov 8, 2015
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    U99ted Full Member

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    Good point. Despite improving, Blind isn't as well suited to pacey/physical forwards as Jones, so hopefully the latter can stay fit to play this one.
  9. Nov 8, 2015
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Why, England? Why?
  10. Nov 8, 2015
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    DocRockter Full Member

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    Last time we played here, I remember thinking "This Young fellow is quite good"..
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    De One
    Young Smalling Jones Rojo
    Blind
    Herrera Schweiny
    Mata Martial Lingard​
  12. Nov 8, 2015
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    Maradona10 Duncan Castles

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    feck off fifa...
  13. Nov 8, 2015
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I'd like to see us try this.

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    RedTiger Full Member

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    that looks nice, I reckon that would work.
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    ---------------De Gea------------
    Darmian-Smalling-Jones-Rojo
    Lingard-Carrick-Herrera-Depay
    --------------------------Mata-----
    ----------------Martial------------
    Mata & Herrera to exchange positions.
    0-1 Herrera
  16. Nov 8, 2015
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    Insanity Most apt username 2015

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    Carrick Schneiderlin
    Lingard Rooney Depay
    Martial​
  17. Nov 8, 2015
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    DDG

    Young
    Smalling
    Jones
    Rojo

    Schneiderlin
    Herrera

    Lingard
    Mata
    Depay

    Martial
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Hopefully nobody picks up injuries over the break.

    De Gea
    Darmian Smalling Blind Rojo
    Schweinsteiger Schneiderlin
    Lingard Rooney Young
    Martial​
  19. Nov 8, 2015
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    dannyrhinos89 OMG socks and sandals lol!

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    It'll be a cagey game.

    1-0 to United
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    Cooksen The Millennium Falcao

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    De Gea
    Darmian - Smalling - Blind - Rojo
    Schweinsteiger - Schniderlin
    Lingard - Rooney - Young
    Martial
  21. Nov 8, 2015
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    iammemphis iwillnotaskforanamechangeagain

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    Having a season ticket to Watford i know this game could potentially be a 0-0. Watford defend so well and set up primarily to be hard to beat. The only thing i would say is that recently we have they have been attacking a fair bit more.

    Against Arsenal it was a very tight game for 60 minutes and Deeney missed a great opportunity to set Ighalo through for a tap in before Arsenal scored.

    United should win this one no problems if our attacking options play like they did against CSKA and West Brom. Honestly i have mixed emotions about this game. Its horrible. Life long United fan but have found myself becoming a passionate Watford fan too seeing them every week for the past 3 years due to the convenience of how close their stadium is to my place of work and I finish work at 1 on saturdays just in time for their kick offs! Deep down if im honest with myself i would prefer the United win, but i don't want Watford to get dicked on and if Watford get anything from the game it would admittedly be a consolation for me.

    Im going 2-0 to united.
  22. Nov 8, 2015
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    Hammerfell Full Member

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    I think this'll be a relatively comfortable game for us, we have the resources to keep the ball and catch them on the counter if they play aggressively. 2-0 to United.
  23. Nov 8, 2015
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    imperi Full Member

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    I cannot imagine Louis to pick Jones over Blind when playing rather weak teams, we need Blind his passing way more than Jones physicality.
  24. Nov 8, 2015
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    Kaos Full Member

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    My local side and my first time watching United live in years :D

    I'll be in the Watford end though.
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    :drool:

    Ashley Young was playing for Watford :lol:
  26. Nov 8, 2015
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    First time we go into an international break this season with a win.

    Hopefully no injuries obviously. Need to continue with this winning run. The confidence will come.
  27. Nov 8, 2015
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    I cant imagine him calling those players either. Having said that I feel its the perfect balance between defence and midfield. I can see Watford parking the bus so the likes of Herrera, Mata, Young (as RB), Martial, Depay and Lingard should sort that. However Jones, Smalling, DDG, Schneiderlin and Rojo can keep the fort for those occasional quick counters or aerial threats
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    Lingard is like a new signing, adding some energy into a front line that needed shaking up.
  29. Nov 8, 2015
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    Spock New Member

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    One of the surprises of the season so far is that Blind continues to start at CB. He's been at times outstanding and I would think he'll get another start against Watford. I'd like to see him push forward a bit more and with just that one tweak we'll be more effective against clubs which set up to defend on us from the very first whistle.

    A comfortable 0-3 win for United.
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    don't think Watford will park the bus. They are a decent side and will give it a go at home.
  31. Nov 9, 2015
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    Another international break. How boring!!!
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    We should win 1-2
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    Last time I saw United play Watford...



    2 goals for Luther Blissett who got an obviously very confused AC Milan to pay £1 million for him a couple of years later. Also noteworthy for an appearance in goal for United for the calamitous Paddy Roche who mention of will have United fans of a certain age shaking their heads in disbelief.
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    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    Paddy Roche is a new name on me - I started supporting United around 1983 and I hadn't heard of him. According to Wikipedia he played for us 46 times but over 9 years - was he mainly the back up / reserve goalie?

    Went onto play for Brentford and Halifax so I guess he wasn't that good, although he did get 8 Ireland caps.
  35. Nov 9, 2015
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    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    I dunno they do tend to be quite measured and will try to nick one on the break - Ighalo their main threat who is on fire this season (and last)
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    Barca84 Full Member

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    Poor Paddy was a bit of a disaster and is credited by some with derailing our title chances in 1975. Docherty dropped Stepney for him but then brought him back after just a few games due to Roche being all over the shop. He was in goal when we got done 4-0 by City in the League Cup that year prompting me to have to wag it from school for the following couple of days so as to avoid the City fans.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Yes, please! I'd obviously like to see Herrera instead of Rooney at #10 but yeah.
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    Adcuth Full Member

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    Me too but we've got no chance of that
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Ddg
    Darmian smalling blind Rojo
    Morgan BFS
    Mata Rooney Memphis
    Martial

    Subs
    Romero
    Jones
    Young
    Herrera
    Pereira
    Lingard
    Wilson
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