Manchester United went some way towards correcting their rocky start to the 2018/19 Premier League season by recording resounding 2-0 victory away to struggling Burnley last time out.
Hoping to pick up where they left off as club action resumes following the recent international break, United face the tough task of halting high-flying Watford‘s momentum on Saturday evening.
The Hornets boast a 100 per cent record so far this term and showed they are not to be underestimated by seeing off Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road last time out.
Despite the Burnley win, José Mourinho is still facing daily criticism, as many observers are drawing parallels between his current predicament at Old Trafford and his final, tumultuous campaign in charge of Chelsea.
What better way to silence his critics than to record a win over Watford?
The Portuguese coach will have to plot a way of doing so without in-form England striker Marcus Rashford, though. The 20-year-old bagged twice for the Three Lions during the international break but a first career red card against Burnley means he is suspended for United's trip to Vicarage Road.
The resurgent Luke Shaw will also be unavailable after suffering a head injury on international duty, while Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones are all listed as injured. Marouane Fellaini, though, may be available, facing a late fitness test to determine whether he has overcome the effects of a recent back injury.
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