Predicted Manchester United starting lineup vs Watford: Rangnick to make two changes

Predicted Manchester United starting lineup vs Watford: Rangnick to make two changes

Manchester United will host Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday in the Premier League and Ralf Rangnick is expected to make some changes in the starting lineup vs Atletico Madrid.

Man United played out a 1-1 draw against Atletico at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday in the Champions League round of 16 first leg.

United were completely outclassed in the first half and should have been two goals behind at half-time but for clear reasons, Atleti only scored one.

Late in the game, Anthony Elanga scored the equaliser, giving Ralf Rangnick the green light to drop Marcus Rashford against Watford.

Rashford was dire throughout the game despite going into the game with full energy, thanks to Rangnick’s decision to leave him on the bench against Leeds United.

On Rashford’s recent poor form, Rangnick said: “We had a very similar situation as I can remember with Jadon [Sancho] six or seven weeks ago — it’s the player himself who has to perform and get the best out of his own performance and this is the same with Marcus.”

Like Marcus Rashford, the likes of Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba weren’t at their best and were hauled off midway through the second half.

The German boss is more likely to drop Marcus Rashford and either Victor Lindelof or Raphael Varane for Aaron Wan-Bissaka or Diogo Dalot at right-back.

Anthony Elanga to start for Manchester United against Watford
Anthony Elanga to start for Manchester United against Watford

Alex Telles could also replace Luke Shaw at the back but the chances of seeing that on Saturday are somewhat slim.

Scott McTominay would miss today’s game due to illness, hence why it is more likely that Pogba would maintain his starting role.

Our predicted Manchester United starting lineup vs Wolves;

GK: David de Gea
DF: Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw
MF: Fred, Pogba, Fernandes
FW: Sancho, Ronaldo, Elanga

Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to start again for Manchester United, with Edinson Cavani is on the sidelines due to a groin injury.

On facing Watford, the German tactician said: “It’s a very important game, but this is the case with almost every fixture.

“We have to keep the momentum against Watford, and then be ready for the upcoming games afterwards. We are fully aware we have to win the game tomorrow.”