Manchester United's Ashley Young scores twice against former club Watford

Manchester United's Ashley Young scores twice against former club Watford

Manchester United's Ashley Young scores twice against former club Watford

United, meanwhile, could close the gap on league leaders Manchester City back to five points if they pick up the victory this evening, although they have only won two of their last 10 Premier League away games. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who returned from a long-term injury a week ago, is pushing to start, but the availability of Lukaku could rule out any possibility of that occurring. Club captain Michael Carrick is still building his fitness after having a cardiac ablation to deal with an irregular heart rhythm.

Defenders Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are out for United.

No punishment from the FA for Romelu Lukaku following the "incident" during the Brighton game.

Marco Silva's side are coming off the back of confidence-boosting back-to-back wins over West Ham United and Newcastle United as they gear up to face a United side they beat 3-1 at Vicarage Road last season.

As Mourinho looks to improve the firepower within his squad, the report claims that he is targeting Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil to improve the teams creativity and goalscoring options. Craig Cathcart (knee) and Younes Kaboul (hamstring), midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah (knee) and forward Isaac Success (knee) are reportedly likely to miss out once more.

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United slowly grew into the game, although they struggled to link up with Romelu Lukaku.

Matic has started all 14 of Manchester United's Premier League contests this season since his €45 million move from Chelsea during the summer transfer window, providing one assist for Jose Mourinho's side.

Romelu Lukaku could make his 200th Premier League appearance in this match - he now has 93 goals.

The Special One could not believe his eyes his wing-back found his first Premier League goals since a defeat or Bournemouth back in May 2016.

Manchester United travel to Hertfordshire to take on eighth-place Watford on Tuesday.

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