Date: 18th September 2016 at 11:53am
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Manchester United will head into today’s game with Watford slightly deflated by their recent derby defeat to Manchester City, but nonetheless will be considered heavy favourites in this encounter.

Watford, by contrast, come into this game off the back of a strong 4-2 victory over West Ham United. After initially going two goals down in that game, their superb recovery surely will give them cause for much optimism.

With neither side boasting any fresh injury problems, both teams should be at full strength, making today an even more exciting encounter between two sides that can be fantastic to watch, at their best.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to start again, for the Red Devils, as he strives to continue his phenomenal start to the season. The big Swedish international has struck four goals already this season, and looks to be a credible threat to the golden boot trophy.

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Watford, on the other hand, are not short of goalscorers themselves.

Ettiene Capoue, their summer signing from Spurs, is just one goal behind Ibra currently, and with Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo leading the front line, there is no shortage of fire power from Watford’s end.

Jose Mourinho and the rest of his squad will no doubt be aware that victory against a tricky Watford side could well catapult them to the top of the league, providing other results go their way, and we can expect United to be going all out for victory.

In terms of league standings, Watford’s current position of 10th is probably near enough to where they’re likely to and up. To consolidate this, all points are crucial, particularly at such an early stage of the season.

A tricky match certainly beckons for both sides, and it looks to be a scintillating match-up.