The team is in the 8th position of the table with 21 points only 3 points from European places. Marco Silva managed to have at his disposal a squad with many solutions, quite balanced and with players above average,
so it will not be surprising the good season that the team is doing, however the Watford team is a team of traction ahead, always very balanced for the attack which against teams from the top of the table can cause discomfort.
The Watford of Marco Silva has had the misfortune to find the best team of the moment in England and even in Europe, and the way of playing Watford brought them many troubles, namely 6, was with 6-0 that Manchester City offered the team of Marco Silva.
Against Manchester United, one can not expect anything of the sort, as José Mourinho is much more pragmatic than Pep Guardiola, and should make a better management of the game and try to kill the game in the most opportune moments.
Watford’s style of play means the team suffers a lot of goals, 21 in 14 matches gives the Premier League’s fifth worst defense for Marco Silva’s team, and by what they saw against defensive strong teams, Watford reveals some difficulties in reaching the opposing goal.
José Mourinho knows that the championship is entering a crucial phase, until the end of January there is a large accumulation of games and the Portuguese coach already has the experience to know that it is at this stage that the championships are decided.
Just look at the record of Jose Mourinho in times transata and we would see lean victories 1-0, 2-0 without great brilliance, but that in this phase of great accumulation of games were fundamental for the conquest of the Premier League.
With Manchester City 8 points away, Jose Mourinho still hopes that Guardiola’s Manchester City will slide at this stage and allow United to approach, so we should watch in the closest times to United’s increasingly boring games, but which should be very effective.
With fewer injury problems, United is starting to come up with more solutions and better team management. Carrick is out, Bailly and Jones are in doubt.
In Marco Silva’s team, Deeney is back after punishment, Cathcart and Kaboul are out of the way, Chalobah, Isaac and Britos are in doubt.
Prognosis Watford vs Manchester United:
Despite the great moment that Watford cross, I think that Marco Silva’s team is not yet at the top level of Premier League teams especially if the teams are very consistent defensively as is the case of Manchester City or United.
That’s why I think Manchester United will come away with 3 points from this match.