Man United predicted lineup to face Watford: What will be Mourinho’s formation?
Jose Mourinho will be looking to end his team’s recent slump in form when Manchester United lock horns against Watford. After winning their opening three games, the Red Devils produced a lacklustre performance against Manchester City to see their perfect start to the season coming to an end. They followed it with another woeful display against Feyenoord in the Europa League when they lost 1-0 against the Dutch outfit. Apart from the shock defeat, what will worry Mourinho most is the fact that his midfield lacked creativity throughout the match and was struggling to provide quality balls in the final third.
Talking to the journalists, Mourinho said that his team will be looking to leave the setback behind and start afresh.
“It is a new event, it is another match. It starts minute zero at 0-0 so I think it has nothing to do with the previous two matches.
“But obviously when you lose matches, the mood, the feeling, is not the same. That’s normal. But I think we are experienced players and the players are very good guys and I know they want to win and work, so that’s what we have to do,” Mourinho said.
On the other hand, Watford are in brilliant form. They made a brilliant fightback in their last match when they won 4-2 against West Ham after being down 2-0. And so United will have to be at their best if they want to get back to winning ways.
Jose Mourinho made quite a few changes to his team that faced Feyenoord but he is expected to return to his normal lineup.
Here is the predicted line-up:
David de Gea:
The Spain international has been in good form and with a leaky defence in front of him, he is doing a good job to keep United in the match.
The Ecuador international was rested for the Europa League clash but is expected to start against Watford. Mourinho has used him as a right-back and so far he has been one of the most impressive performers for the Red Devils.
After making a fine start with his new club, the centre-back struggled against Manchester City but was looking solid against Feyenoord. Also picked up a knock in the Netherlands but is expected to start.
With Phil Jones injured and Chris Smalling still not looking sharp, Mourinho is expected to give the Netherlands international one more start. He was looking good with Bailly at his side but struggled in the Manchester derby.
The left-back was omitted from the Europa League squad but he is guaranteed starter after an impressing outing in the Manchester derby.
Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini:
Fellaini was not used in the match against Feyenoord but has made an impressive start to the season under Mourinho and is expected to return to the starting lineup. However, his partner Pogba will be under immense pressure to justify his huge price tag.
The France international is still not looking at his fluent best but the lack of options at that position means he can start.
The Spaniard had a poor outing in the Netherlands but has made some impressive performances in the league. Expected to start.
The Manchester United was reportedly dropped from the team for his poor form but with United failing to provide quality balls in the third half he is expected to make a return to the playing eleven.
By far the most impressive performers for United so far, Ibrahimovic has already scored four league goals and is a guaranteed starter in the team.
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