Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

When will Ole hold his press conference?

Thursday 18 November 2021 13:48

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will appear before journalists for his managerial press conference on Friday, ahead of the trip to Watford.

It’s been a long two weeks for United after the defeat to Manchester City in the derby, but we’re back in action this Saturday, with the Premier League game at Vicarage Road kicking off at 15:00 GMT.

The Norwegian will conduct his media briefing via Zoom and, as usual, you can watch the media briefing in full via our live stream, on MUTV, ManUtd.com and in the Official App.

Our press conference show will get started at 13:30 GMT on Friday and runs for half an hour, with an MUTV presenter being joined by a United legend to react to the main talking points from Ole’s call.

Early team news for Watford v United


How the squad is shaping up for our first fixture after the international break.

There won't be a shortage of topics to discuss, after an eventful international break in which several members of the Reds squad secured qualification to the 2022 World Cup.

Captain Harry Maguire had a fruitful spell with England, scoring twice in two games to become the Three Lions’ all-time top-scoring defender.

Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay and Edinson Cavani were not involved for their countries due to a mixture of illness and injury, however.

Ole is expected to provide updates on the status of all four, while he may also bring us up to speed on the recovery paths of Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba.

The France duo are both injured and will miss the meeting with the Hornets but posted on social media this week to show that they are working hard in the gym and eager to return soon.

Another question could be whether Solskjaer plans to stick with the 3-4-1-2 formation which has been utilised at the outset of the last three games, against Tottenham, Atalanta and City.

The tactic worked well in the 3-0 win over Spurs, but United nicked a late draw in Bergamo after switching to four at the back and came up short against Pep Guardiola’s side.

What do you think? You can make your United Predictions for the Watford trip now.


Watford boss Claudio Ranieri held his press conference on Thursday afternoon.

The Italian, who has previously managed Chelsea, Leicester City and Fulham, replaced Xisco Munoz in the Hornets' hot-seat last month and has three points from four games so far.

In addition to Watford's already confirmed absentees, Francisco Sierralta is ruled out after injuring a hamstring with Chile and Turkish midfielder Ozan Tufan is set to undergo a late fitness test.