Watford v Manchester United tips: Winning ways to return for Red Devils

A couple of disappointing United defeats will be forgotten about at Vicarage Road on Sunday lunchtime

Watford v Manchester United tips: Winning ways to return for Red Devils

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Glen Laidlaw

September 16th, 2016

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Manchester United’s biggest match of the season so far ended in defeat as Man City left Old Trafford with the points in the bag, the home side being outplayed in the first half of the derby match with Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho scoring within the first 36 minutes. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goal just before the interval proved little more than a consolation, however Mourinho was positive about United’s performance.

“We started the game badly and with some players below their normal level in terms of mental ability to play a game at this speed,” Mourinho said after the game. “As you need to be sharp in the way you think, the team paid for it. In the first half they were in control. We scored and it was outside the context of the game in the first half.
“The second was better. We were in control, were much more dangerous and had chances to equalise. I take the positives about the spirit of the group and the mentality we played in taking enormous risks against a team waiting to counter-attack.”

The disappointment continued in United’s midweek Champions League match away to Feyenoord, a much changed Red Devils suffering a 1-0 defeat in the Netherlands. The United boss has stated that he will return to his strongest side for the trip to Vicarage Road on Sunday, given that the Hornets will have been boosted by their 4-2 win over West Ham last weekend.

Can United reverse this two-game losing run or will they drop even more Premier League points and lose ground to their main title rivals? The Red Devils are 4/6 with Coral to win this match and whilst this is hardly an appealing price it should at least provide a winning return given that the visitors should prove too much of a handful for the home side.

Those looking for better odds should consider taking up Betfred’s 13/5 on United to win and both teams to score. Watford may have managed just four points from their opening four Premier League games but they have scored in each match and should find a way past a less-than-solid Red Devils defence on Sunday.

Who else could we look at on the Anytime Goalscorer market than Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Swede scoring four times in four top-flight appearances for United. At 6/5 with Coral, he represents excellent value to score anytime and coupled with a United win makes even better sense at 13/8 with Ladbrokes.

Our tip: Ibrahimovic to score & United to win at 13/8 with Ladbrokes.

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