FA Cup 3rd Round

Manchester United 1:0 Watford

Old Trafford

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    Lucky McLuckerson

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    Date - Saturday, January 9 2021

    Kickoff Time - 2000 Hrs GMT
    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester



    FA Cup form guide

    Manchester United: N/A
    Watford: N/A


    Previous FA Cup Meetings

    Watford 1—4 Manchester United

    Watford 1—0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2—0 Watford

    Watford 0—2 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1—1 Watford


    All-Time FA Cup Record

    Manchester United wins: 4
    Watford wins: 1
    Draws: 1


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Ole Gunnar Solskjær



    Xisco





    Team News

    Manchester United

    Phil Jones, Facundo Pellistri and Edinson Cavani ruled out. Amad Diallo Traore doubtful.

    Watford

    Isaac Success, Craig Cathcart, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Christian Kabasele, Domingos Quina and James Garner ruled out. João Pedro doubtful.


    Know the opposition



    Watford Football Club (nicknamed The Hornets, The Golden Boys, Yellow Army, and The 'Orns), are a professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. Watford Rovers was formed in 1881 by Henry Groverand, who went on to play for the club as a fullback. Rovers, originally composed entirely of amateur players, held home games at several locations in the town of Watford. The team first competed in the FA Cup in the 1886-87 season, and in 1889 Watford won the County Cup for the first time. Renamed as West Hertfordshire in 1893, Rovers joined the Southern Football League in 1896, and started to pay professional footballers in 1897. West Hertfordshire merged with local rivals Watford St. Mary's in 1898; the merged team was named Watford Football Club.

    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

    Andrew Madley.


    Familiar Faces

    Craig Cathcart (2005-10), Tom Cleverley (2000-15), Ben Foster (2005-10) and James Garner (2009-current)

     

    Bastian

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    Regroup. Rest everyone. Including Bruno and Maguire.
     

    paulscholes18

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    Henderson
    Williams Tuanzebe Bailly Telles
    VDB Matic
    Mata Bruno James
    Greenwood
     

    Samid

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    Deano
    Tuanzebe - Lindelof - Bailly - Telles
    Matic - Pogba
    Mata - Donny - James
    Greenwood​
     

    PoTMS

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    Play the kids. Don't even have Bruno on the bench.
     

    charlenefan

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    Team should be...

    -----------------Henderson-----------------
    TFM---Lindelof---Tuanzebe---Telles
    ------------VDB----------Matic----------
    Mata----------Lingard----------James
    ----------------Greenwood----------------

    Subs: Grant, Bailly, Maguire, Fred, McTominay, Pogba, Bruno, Rashford, Martial,
     

    JustinC00

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    Expect a full strength squad with no rotation for this one. The Ole Ole Ole I love you will be scared to get knocked out of cups in back to back matches, (especially this one since it's a Championship side, he's clearly desperate to get a trophy), him rotating against Instanbul and that ultimately being the reason why we are out of the CL put the fear into him about rotation/rest. So no rest going into the Liverpool game because we can't rest against Burnley. Meanwhile Liverpool will have 8 days off before that, while we'll have played in 2 more games between today and then and only have 4 days off before the match.
     

    bosnian_red

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    On to the next. Needs to be a full rotation. Don't even use Bruno as a sub. We have the options. Don't be dumb. Guy needs resting. Same with Rashford and Maguire.

    Henderson
    Williams Bailly Tuanzebe Telles
    Van de Beek Matic
    James Mata Lingard
    Greenwood
     

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    Should put a weakened team out and concentrate on the league. If we do well in the FA cup, we will get to a semi and lose. At least in the league there’s no semi final
     

    always_hoping

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    All about rest, recovery and preparation for the key Burnley and Liverpool league games now.

    A mostly 2nd string team is a must, yes it will give Watford a huge advantage but so be it.
     

    DanNistelrooy

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    Think Matic sits this one out in preparation for Burnley where his aerial presence will be needed

    Henderson

    TFM
    Tuanzebe
    Lindelof
    Telles

    Fred
    VDB

    James
    Mata
    Lingard

    Greenwood
     

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    Not sure how Ole will approach this but he should heavily rotate as we need to be focused on the Burnley game.

     

    el3mel

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    I don't want to see a single main player in this, including Maguire and Bruno. Rest everyone for the Burnley game.
     

    Bwuk

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    Wholesale changes please.

    Henderson
    Williams - Axel - Lindelof - Telles
    Matic - Donny
    Lingard - Mata - James
    Greenwood​
     

    Mcking

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    Henderson
    TFM Tuanzebe Lindelof Telles
    Matic McTominay
    Mata VDB Lingard
    Greenwood​
     

    RedDevilRoshi

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    Rest everyone and play the reserves/youngsters. The next two league games after this are huge.
     

    croadyman

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    Give Pallestri a cameo off the bench and not just if we are 3 or 4 goals up either, also need to rest some of the first XI completely rather than just put them on the bench
     
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    Mcking

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    Forgot about James. Would play him on the left with Mata in CAM and VDB deeper. Not sure if Cavani will be fit to start the Burnley game. If he will be, then Martial should prob start as well
     

    united_99

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    If I see Bruno, Rashford or Maguire starting I will lose it. Ideally all three should get a day off.
     

    Alemar

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    Henderson
    Laird Tuanzebe Bailly Telles
    VDB Matic
    Pellistri Mata James
    Greenwood
     

    TMDaines

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    I expect and would make a lot of changes for this one.

    Lose this though and Ole suddenly comes under a lot of pressure.
     

    croadyman

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    I expect and would make a lot of changes for this one.

    Lose this though and Ole suddenly comes under a lot of pressure.
    Yeah has to be wholesale changes and that includes his two mainstays in Bruno & Maguire as well, however we saw Harry v Tranmere so certain he will still play
     

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    10 changes from tonight please. Only Hendo to keep his place. If that's not enough to get past Watford, then we don't deserve to be in the Cup anyway. Time to get some proper rest for the first team.
     

    croadyman

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    10 changes from tonight please. Only Hendo to keep his place. If that's not enough to get past Watford, then we don't deserve to be in the Cup anyway. Time to get some proper rest for the first team.
    BANG ON
     

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    Henderson
    Tuanzebe-Bailly-Maguire-Telles
    Pogba-Matic
    Mata-Van de Beek-James
    Greenwood
     

    Rajma

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    Martial shouldn’t start against Burnley and Liverpool so he should play in this, the rest of the squad should be rotated heavily. Should be no Rashford or Bruno insight.
     

    Inigo Montoya

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    Wholesale changes will result in a disjointed performance. Doesn't make sense.

    4/5 at the most. The GK can pick it self, both are great.
    CB- Axel back
    MF- Donny, McT,Pogba
    Forwards- Martial has to continue, James, Greenwood
     

    DRM

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    If Bruno starts this match, I...I will..I mean...no.....he can't ...just no, please!
     

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    Any chance we could ease off with the Ole Ole Ole I love you stuff? It's getting old.

    Thanks muchly.
     

    Hughes35

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    Team should be...

    -----------------Henderson-----------------
    TFM---Lindelof---Tuanzebe---Telles
    ------------VDB----------Matic----------
    Mata----------Lingard----------James
    ----------------Greenwood----------------

    Subs: Grant, Bailly, Maguire, Fred, McTominay, Pogba, Bruno, Rashford, Martial,
    Exactly this please. Pogba, Martial and Bruno off the bench for the last 20 if we need a goal.
     

    Havak

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    I'd like us to still rest the majority of the first XI, but after losing to City I think less risk will be taken. Can we still use five substitutions? If so, we should still be fine.

    Henderson
    Tuanzebe Bailly Maguire Telles
    Matic
    Van de Beek Pogba
    Greenwood Martial Rashford​
     
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Score Predictions

180,8,4
  • Man Utd win
  • Watford win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 30% Man Utd 2:0 Watford
  • 26% Man Utd 3:0 Watford
  • 14% Man Utd 3:1 Watford
  • 8% Man Utd 2:1 Watford
  • 6% Man Utd 1:0 Watford
  • 4% Man Utd 4:0 Watford
  • 2% Man Utd 4:1 Watford
  • 2% Man Utd 4:2 Watford
  • 2% Man Utd 1:2 Watford
  • 1% Man Utd 0:1 Watford
  • 1% Man Utd 0:5 Watford
  • 1% Man Utd 5:0 Watford
  • 1% Man Utd 1:1 Watford
  • 1% Man Utd 3:2 Watford
  • 1% Man Utd 0:0 Watford
  • 1% Man Utd 2:3 Watford
  • 1% Man Utd 3:3 Watford
Compiled from 192 predictions.
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Match Stats

  1. Man Utd
  2. Watford
Possession
66% 34%
Shots
19 18
Shots on Target
7 3
Corners
4 8
Fouls
12 13