Manchester United switch their attentions to the FA Cup on Saturday, hosting Championship side Watford at Old Trafford. After another disappointing semifinal exit in the League Cup at the hands of Manchester City, the Reds could use a morale-boosting win. In the middle of a busy schedule, and with important Premier League fixtures coming up, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to heavily to rotate his side.
United fans should not expect too many of the kids to start, however. Solskjaer has a number of senior players that need minutes to keep them sharp (and happy), and he also can’t afford to throw away another chance at a trophy. The likes of Axel Tuanzebe, Donny van de Beek, and Juan Mata are almost sure starters. The manager has also confirmed that Odion Ighalo — who will leave United at the end of the month when his loan expires — will feature.
FA Cup schedule
It’s a 20:00 kickoff in the UK, which translates to 3:00 PM on the east coast of the U.S. and a 12:00 noon kickoff on the west.
FA Cup channel
BT Sport 1 for those in the UK. In the US, you’re out of luck, we’re afraid. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find your viewing options.
FA Cup streaming
BT Sport’s streaming service for those in the UK. In the States, you can catch the action on ESPN+. If you’re in Canada, you can stream the game through DAZN.
Prediction: Dean Henderson; Brandon Williams, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Alex Telles; Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek; Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Dan James; Odion Ighalo.
Update: Greenwood starts instead of Ighalo. The rest as predicted.
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