Watford vs Man Utd: Solskjaer’s men to put Hornets to the sword

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six Premier League outings and face Watford on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side head to Vicarage Road to face the Premier League’s bottom club.

However, there is reason to be wary of the Canaries now with new manager Nigel Pearson in charge. They ran Liverpool close at the weekend under the former Leicester City boss, ultimately falling to a 2-0 defeat, but there’s plenty of time for the players to show a rise in performance levels with someone new in the hot seat.

How did they didn’t score against the Scousers I’ll never know, but their fans would have left the game feeling a bit more encouraged by what they had seen…

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After back-to-back victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Man City, United were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw with Everton at the weekend, who were managed by Duncan Ferguson in a caretaker capacity at the time. While the Scot is still in charge, it looks like Carlo Ancelotti is headed to Goodison Park, as per Sky Sports.

Mason Greenwood scored the all-important equaliser to make sure United’s unbeaten run was still going after six games. Solskjaer needs to make sure the youngster’s talents are nutured with caution over how quickly he offers Greenwood regularly first-team football.

There’s a lot of games to be played over the Christmas break and Greenwood is likely to be benched for United’s trip to Watford.

As things stand, Solskjaer’s men are four points behind fourth-place Chelsea, with Tottenham another strong contender in the fight for a Champions League spot. José Mourinho would enjoy nothing more than leadinf Spurs to fourth — at the expense of his two former Premier League clubs.

However, every game against a lesser side is a potential banana skin for the Red Devils and this one is no different.

Watford were wasteful with their chances at Anfield last weekend and it’s no wonder they’ve picked up just nine points from their opening 17 league games this season.

They look a side destined for relegation, so it would be nice to see United put the sword to them on Sunday. Especially with Marcus Rashford in flying form with 14 goals to his name across all competitions this season.

We can’t afford to struggle to break them down — like we did against Everton!

Prediction: Watford 0-2 Manchester United

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