Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Jose Mourinho expects another tough test from Watford

Carrick GETTY Michael Carrick recently underwent a procedure to resolve an irregular heart rhythm
Judith Alexander | 28 November, 2017, 01:46

Ashley Young says Manchester United will go to Watford to win on Tuesday night as they look to turn around their stuttering away form.

The match is being shown live by BT Sport with coverage starting at 7.15 pm on BT Sport 1.

We'll talk a little bit with each other and once the match starts it is Watford against Manchester United. With Pogba, United tend to be more assertive and against a Watford side who could be got at, it's imperative that the visitors go with the right attitude from minute one to avoid a repeat of last season.

His stock only grew at the weekend as Watford made the trip to the North East to take on Newcastle United, and they certainly humbled The Magpies with goals from Will Hughes, Andre Gray and an own goal from DeAndre Yedlin secured the resounding 3-0 victory at St James' Park.

Watford are coming off an impressive 3-0 win against Newcastle What are the odds?

That status was hard to imagine back in September when Manchester City hit six at Vicarage Road without reply.

However, Silva did concede that he may move away from Vicarage Road at some point, providing he continues to prosper.

GETTY    
     Juan Mata is eager to see Michael Carrick back on the pitch for United
GETTY Juan Mata is eager to see Michael Carrick back on the pitch for United

Mourinho will look to Romelu Lukaku to end his run of four away games without a league goal - and at a ground where he netted a brace last season.

A year on, a third straight away defeat for Mourinho's men could severely undermine any hope of sustaining a challenge to their runaway city rivals for the title. The 20-year old is dynamic - with pace and strength in the air (4.2 aerial duels won per game) - and his performance will be really key to the home side who could potentially exploit United's recent shaky displays at the back - particularly in the full-back areas where they tend to get caught high up.

Watford's 21-point tally from 13 games is their joint top-flight record at this stage of a season, tied with their best-ever league campaign; when they finished 2nd in the 1982-83 season (also 21 points after 13 games).

Young eventually left for Aston Villa in 2007 but he retains fond memories of his time with the Hertfordshire club, who are eighth in the Premier League following consecutive victories against West Ham and Newcastle.

An automatic choice between the sticks, the Spaniard will be looking to keep a second clean sheet in three days.

Marco Silva and Jose Mourinho's sides have both won their last two Premier League outings, making for an interesting encounter.

Richarlison has been involved in seven goals in his last eight Premier League appearances for Watford (four goals, three assists).

More news: Rance Howard dead: Actor and father of Ron Howard dies aged 89
More news: MI to start QB John O'Korn against No. 8 Ohio State
More news: Hints that Flynn's Team Is Now Cooperating With Mueller Investigation

Recommended

Susan Sarandon says Hillary Clinton would have been 'very dangerous' as president Susan Sarandon says Hillary Clinton would have been 'very dangerous' as president She said: "Some of the women who have come forward have had other men, equally severe and can not go through it again". That's what actress Susan Sarandon told the Guardian in an interview published Sunday.

Miss Universe contestants speak on sexual harassment issue Miss Universe contestants speak on sexual harassment issue Nel-Peters, 22 beat runner-ups, Miss Colombia and Miss Jamaica to become the second woman from her home country to earn the crown. Harvey, a five-time Emmy Award victor , mentioned the moment from when he announced the wrong victor at 2015 Miss Universe.

Eight Big Ten Volleyball Teams Selected to NCAA Tournament Eight Big Ten Volleyball Teams Selected to NCAA Tournament MSU's streak of seven consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances is the third-longest in the Big Ten, behind Penn State and Nebraska. The field includes 20 automatic qualifiers and 12 at-large teams. "And we hope to reach more goals as we go along the way".

Jose Mourinho: 'Difficult to manage Paul Pogba injury' Jose Mourinho: 'Difficult to manage Paul Pogba injury' It is the sight some Manchester United fans might have been hoping for since the start of the season. We played against Newcastle with Pogba , Rashford, Martial, Mata, Lukaku.

Electing Democrat As Alabama Senator Would Be 'Bad!' Electing Democrat As Alabama Senator Would Be 'Bad!' Trump reminded his followers of that fact in a tweet Sunday morning. "I endorsed Luther Strange in the Alabama Primary". If you lose, you give the Senate seat' to a Democrat, he said on CNN.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful weather continues Sunday with temperatures remaining in check FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful weather continues Sunday with temperatures remaining in check Thanks to lots of sunshine, the mercury will top out in the mid-50s - a few degrees warmer than yesterday. Monday and Tuesday looks lovely with plenty of sunshine in the forecast and highs in the upper 60s.

In an awkward interview, Nancy Pelosi defends Democratic congressman accused of harassment In an awkward interview, Nancy Pelosi defends Democratic congressman accused of harassment In a departure from her previous comments, she issued a statement Sunday afternoon saying "zero tolerance means consequences". John Conyers (D-Michigan) is "entitled to due process" in the wake of recently revealed sexual harassment allegations.

Trump defends Moore against charges Trump defends Moore against charges Trump himself has stood by Moore in the wake of the allegations. "He totally denies it". Moore has denied all allegations and said he will stay in the race.

Bullet-ridden body of on-leave soldier found in Kashmir Bullet-ridden body of on-leave soldier found in Kashmir The bullet- ridden body of 23-year old soldier was found in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian on Saturday. Police said after the body is recovered they will register a case and start the investigations.

New Infiniti QX50 - official image and details revealed New Infiniti QX50 - official image and details revealed Infiniti has revealed its new mid-size SUV, the QX50, ahead of its official unveiling at the Los Angeles Motor Show next week. Also present will be Infiniti's ProPilot driving assistance technologies, however drivers will still do the bulk of the work.

First Humanitarian Aid Arrives in Yemen After Saudi Blockade Lifting First Humanitarian Aid Arrives in Yemen After Saudi Blockade Lifting Sources in Washington said that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had asked Saudi Arabia to ease its blockade of Yemen before the kingdom made a decision to do so.

Missing child alert issued for Neptune Beach teen Missing child alert issued for Neptune Beach teen A body believed to be of Logan's 53-year-old grandmother, Kristina French, was found by police on Friday in a shallow grave. Campbell-Mott said she last spoke to Logan on Sunday and that he seemed to be in a good mood.

Fiona Hyslop presses Westminster counterpart over Dundee culture city bid Fiona Hyslop presses Westminster counterpart over Dundee culture city bid The programme is an annual competition in which cities from two selected European countries bid for the title. Labour's Tom Watson said: "Some cities have already spent up to £500,000 on their bid submissions".

Interstellar object visits our solar system Interstellar object visits our solar system A few large ground-based telescopes continue to track the asteroid, though it is rapidly fading as it recedes from our planet. Astronomers have confirmed that a cigar-shaped object which entered our solar system last month is an interstellar object.

Xbox Store Black Friday deals available until November 27 Xbox Store Black Friday deals available until November  27 However, Microsoft's offer for the $189 S console includes one free game and a 1-month Xbox Game Pass Trial. Oh so charging £999 for a copy of a game , even one that's brand new, is clearly the result of a glitch.