Manchester United have a tough test on Tuesday, when they travel to Vicarage Road to face the broadsheet writers’ darlings Watford. The Hornets have enjoyed a remarkably good start to the season under Marco ‘New Mourinho’ Silva, with their 3-0 win away at Newcastle United on Saturday seeing them move up into eighth in the table.
United head into the game having limped past newly promoted Brighton on Saturday, ensuring they stay within eight points of league leaders Manchester City. It certainly wasn’t the prettiest of wins, with Lewis Dunk’s second half own goal just about proving sufficient to sink the Seagulls. Let’s hope things are a little easier on Tuesday.
José Mourinho’s men are in pursuit of only their third win on the road in the Premier League this season, with their last coming away at Southampton back in September. Their last visit to Vicarage Road doesn’t especially augur well, with Walter Mazzarri’s Hornets having run out 3-1 winners when the two sides last met in Watford in September 2016.
Premier League schedule
It’s a 20.00 kick-off in the UK, which is 15.00 on the east coast of the USA, and midday in the west coast. Get ready to minimise your browsers as the boss walks past.
Premier League TV channel
Those in the UK can catch the action on BT Sport 1, though it doesn’t look like there are any TV options for those Stateside. Everyone else head on over to LiveSoccerTV for listings.
Premier League streaming
BT Sport’s live streaming service for those in the UK; NBC Sports Gold in the States.
It’s anyone’s guess these days, with Mourinho having recently demonstrated a tendency to tinker. However, we do know that Michael Carrick, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Luke Shaw are all definitely out; and Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are both early doubts.
Mourinho has gone for 3 (or 5) at the back.
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