Watford v United: Your essential guide
Manchester United's final Premier League match before Christmas sees them travel south to face Watford at Vicarage Road, with the clash provisionally set for Saturday 21 December.
MUTV subscribers will be able to watch live dedicated build-up to the game in the Match Day show, followed by live radio commentary. You can also follow our coverage on ManUtd.com and the Official App, where you can track live data and player statistics in the Match Centre.
The Premier League has yet to announce whether or not this game will be broadcast live on television in the UK. If it is, it will be shown via BT Sport or Sky Sports channels. As always, the match will be shown in full on MUTV from the following day.
HOW DO I BUY TICKETS?
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WHAT’S OUR RECORD LIKE AGAINST WATFORD?
Meetings between the two clubs were few and far between until the 1980s, when Watford reached English football's top flight for the first time in their long history. In 32 encounters with the Hornets, the Reds have the upper hand with 22 victories to Watford's five, while there have also been five draws. In the Premier League era, there have only been 12 encounters, but the Reds have won 11 of them, with the only defeat arriving in a 3-1 reverse at Vicarage Road in September 2016. Last season, the Reds won both league meetings 2-1. Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling sealed victory in Hertfordshire in September 2018, before finishes from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial earned three points at Old Trafford the following March.
The Hornets enjoyed a solid 2018/19 – their fourth consecutive campaign in the Premier League and first full season under Spanish boss Javi Gracia. They finished 11th in the Premier League table, narrowly missing out on a top-half finish by just two points. Their undoubted highlight was coming from two goals down to beat Wolves 3-2 in extra-time in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, thanks to a sensational two-goal cameo from substitute Gerard Deulofeu. Unfortunately, they were well beaten by Manchester City in the subsequent final – only their second ever appearance in the FA Cup's gala fixture. In the Carabao Cup, Watford beat Reading 2-0 in the second round but were knocked out by Tottenham on penalties in round three, following a 2-2 draw.
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