Man United v Watford – Confirmed Starting XIs

Back to their glorious best? A rousing European comeback complete with fast-paced and attacking football, wing play, young and exciting players not only blooded but scoring vital goals? Six goals in two games? Does two wins a comeback make?

At times over the last two years, it has very fashionable to criticise – even laugh at – Manchester United, other times it has been in vogue to simply sit back and nod something about how they’re making some sort of progress, but still a long way off.

Tonight, it’s something a bit different. The mood has changed somewhat Manchester United are something approaching the old United and a win tonight could actually put them level on points with Manchester City in fourth spot – if old enemies Liverpool can do the Red Devils a favour and avenge their Capital One Cup final defeat.

Watford, on the other hand, are sliding down the table a little bit. No longer on for Europe, but no cause for concern, either: they should be more than safe. But their vaguely downward trajectory is in contrast to United’s shot upwards, Ighalo and Deeney were last month’s news, the flavour of the first Premier League fixtures of March is Marcus Rashford.

With one team on the up and the other on the down, there can only be one winner right? Right. 2-1 Watford.

Here are the teams: