Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford starting against Watford

Updated: September 18, 2016

Manchester United have brought in big guns Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney and Paul Pogba in for the game against the lunchtime game against Watford.

Marcus Rashford also starts for United as they look to end a run of two consecutive defeats including last weekend’s derby defeat against Manchester City.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho told BT Sport: “We have had one defeat in the Premier League – but that’s the Premier League. We don’t expect to win every game. Today is a very difficult match. I analyse every match of Watford and they are a very difficult side.”

Watford striker Odion Ighalo live on BT Sport said: “No time is a good time to play United! They are a big team, one of the best in the world, but we will look to cause them problems and we have a chance today. We are going all out to give our best and hopefully come out with a win.”

Watford XI: Gomes, Cathcart, Prodl, Britos, Janmaat, Pereyra, Behrami, Capoue, Holebas, Deeney, Ighalo.

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Shaw, Pogba, Fellaini, Martial, Rooney, Rashford, Ibrahimovic.

Other games today consist of Crystal Palace hosting bottom of the league Stoke, Swansea travel to Southampton and Tottenham are home to Sunderland.


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