Watford vs Manchester United Prediction: Premier League Match on 20.11.2021
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have had a couple of stress free weeks without worrying about his future as Manchester United manager. However, the pressure is back on their weekend, as United return to Premier League action at Vicarage Road against Watford.
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Many believed Solskjaer’s tenure as United boss would come to an end in the international break. However, the Norwegian is holding onto his job by the tightest of margins. He can’t afford another defeat this weekend in the Premier League, which could see them drop into the bottom half of the standings.
United’s league form has been the biggest concern, as they were considered title challengers at the start of the season. However, a nine-point gap has already opened up between themselves and Chelsea, as they have won just once in their last five. United have been beaten three times in their last four games, which included a miserable defeat against Manchester City before the international break. The 2-0 scoreline really didn’t tell half the story of how dominant United’s city rivals were in that fixture.
Claudio Ranieri could already be under pressure at Watford, as the Hornets have a reputation for firing managers when results aren’t going their way. The loveable Italian has won just once since taking over at the club, but the three defeats suffered means that they sit just two points above the relegation places coming into this game against United.
Watford lost for the seventh time this season in their last Premier League fixture against Arsenal. The Hornets did put up a good fight in that game, but their resistance was finally broken in the second half. However, Ranieri was irritated by the Gunners goal, as he felt that they should have played the ball back to his side after they kicked the ball out to allow an Arsenal player to get treatment.
Watford vs Manchester United Head to Head
United have a fine record against Watford, as they have won seven of the previous eight fixtures between the sides. They last met in the third round of the FA Cup last season. However, the Red Devils were beaten on their last trip to Vicarage Road, as the Hornets ran out 2-0 winners in December 2019.
Watford vs Manchester United Prediction
Solskjaer can’t afford to lose this game with his United side. They have a habit of getting results when they need them most for their manager, which means its hard to see past a win for the Red Devils on Saturday.
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