Predicted Manchester United XI vs Watford: Rangnick expected to make changes
When another relegation challenger visits Old Trafford, the Reds will be seeking to maintain their fourth-place position. Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Wolves on Thursday night means the Reds have little room for error with some tough games coming up.
Of course, we already know not to overlook the Hornets after their 4-1 victory at Vicarage Road in November, which resulted in the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ralf Rangnick is anticipated to make several changes to his team, which drew 1-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday night. The team didn’t return to Manchester until Thursday morning.
David de Gea will remain in goal.
During the week, Victor Lindelof started at right-back, but Rangnick will go with a player better suited to that position for this game. We wouldn’t be surprised if Aaron Wan-Bissaka received a rare start under the German.
Meanwhile, Alex Telles, who came off the bench on Wednesday night, has a reasonable chance of starting at left-back.
In midfield, the manager is expected to select Nemanja Matic over Fred and Scott McTominay. The Serb will form a trio with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.
Anthony Elanga should start ahead of Marcus Rashford upfront. Off the bench, the young Swede has scored in two successive games, whereas Rashford has been dreadful. Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the attack, with Jadon Sancho coming in from the flank.
Manchester United starting lineup vs. Watford: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Telles; Matic, Fernandes, Pogba; Sancho, Ronaldo, Elanga.