• Bailly was being assessed by medical staff after suffering a heavy collision during Feyenoord loss.
  • Luke Shaw picked up a minor hamstring injury during recent derby loss.

Manchester United have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their trip to Vicarage Road to take on Watford after Eric Bailly and Luke shaw were deemed fit to travel with the rest of the first-team squad. The Reds are looking for their first win in three games having lost back-to-back against Manchester City and Feyenoord.

The England international picked up a minor hamstring injury during the 20-time English champions' 2-1 loss to City in the Manchester derby, but has returned to full fitness after being omitted from the trip to the Netherlands for the Europa League clash. The Ivory Coast defender, on the other hand, suffered a heavy collision during the game against Feyenoord and was being assessed by the medical staff despite going on to finish the entire 90 minutes against the Eredivisie side.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the duo have travelled with the squad to London to take on Watford, as they look to get back to winning ways and keep pace with the teams at the top end of the table. Pep Guardiola's team are leading the way after winning all their five matches thus far, with Everton in the second place, two points behind.

Antonio Valencia and Wayne Rooney are also likely to return to the squad after being rested for the Europa League clash, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic will retake his place in the starting XI with Marcus Rashford likely to drop back to the bench.

Eric Bailly
Eric Bailly has been deemed fit to travel with Manchester United for their clash against Watford Getty

Meanwhile, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Phil Jones are not fit to travel with the squad after picking up thigh and knee injuries respectively. The former suffered a recurrence of the thigh injury picked up while on international duty with Armenia, while the latter sustained the injury during training, which is likely to keep the English defender out for at least a month.