At this point, we need to keep winning in the Premier League with our side breathing heavily down the neck of the top four. In an absolute must-win clash, we welcome Watford at Old Trafford given the fact that The Hornets embarrassed us at their home early in the season.
It’s time to have a look at our probable starting XI against Watford, and I honestly don’t see Jose Mourinho making many changes – especially after our team performed so well away at Leicester City ground.
Our goalie David de Gea will obviously continue in between the sticks, and in his spot, he’ll have both Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling in front of him. Marcos Rojo did a decent job at left-back over the weekend, and it’s not hidden how capable Antonio Valencia is as a right-back.
The midfield two seemed to be in good form against Leicester City, and I don’t expect that to change we welcome the Hornets. It felt like the deeper role Paul Pogba played certainly suited him more, alongside the more energetic Ander Herrera.
The three in-behind star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is where all the debate comes. Henrikh Mkhitaryan has to start in the #10 role for me, as that is where he has played his best football. Juan Mata seems to make us tick, and it’d be daft if he doesn’t get the nod this weekend. I also think we’ll see Jesse Lingard get a start in favour of Marcus Rashford who hasn’t been performing too well out on the left. Anthony Martial will probably remain on the bench.