Marcus Rashford
Rashford has scored four goals in his first two appearances for United. Getty

Manchester United take on Watford in a midweek Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Wednesday, 2 March.

Where to watch

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:45pm GMT.


United come into the fixture after registering a 3-2 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford made his debut in the Europa League and scored twice as the Red Devils registered a 5-1 victory over FC Midtjylland.

With Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney out of action for the last fixture, Louis van Gaal gave Rashford his first Premier League start. The 18-year-old scored twice against Arsenal, which helped United to seal their third consecutive win. The Dutchman will have a dilemma for the midweek Premier League fixture, especially after Martial has recovered from injury.

Troy Deeney
Troy Deeney has been one of the star players for Watford Getty

Watford enter the fixture after settling for a goalless draw against AFC Bournemouth. Their defensive record has been impressive as they have conceded only two goals in the last five matches.

What managers say

Louis van Gaal: "Youngsters often play well in the first match. The second is different. Marcus played well in both so he is a special talent. He could be a very positive surprise for Manchester United."

Quique Sanchez Flores: "I usually don't plan for more than one match but we are playing three very tough matches in seven days. Two of those teams, Bournemouth and Leicester, are amazing physically. And against Manchester United at Old Trafford I know the effort of the players will have to be really big. So the most important thing is to be fresh for the match. Maybe we will change players."

Betting Odds (

  • Manchester United to win: 7/1
  • Draw: 56/19
  • Watford to win: 26/

Team Form

Manchester United

  • Last Five: W W W L L
  • Last Result: Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal


  • Last Five: D W W L W
  • Last Result: Watford 0-0 AFC Bournemouth

Team News

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal will be looking for Manchester United win over Watford Getty Images

Manchester United

Possible XI: De Gea; Varela, Smalling, Blind, Darmian; Schneiderlin, Herrera; Martial, Mata, Depay; Rashford


Possible XI: Gomes; Nyom, Britos, Cathcart, Ake; Capoue, Watson, Suarez; Amrabat, Deeney; Ighalo