Premier League 2018/19: Manchester United v Watford

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Saturday, 30th March 2019
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Old Trafford

15:00 GMT
 

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Be interesting to see how Watford setup for this one previously away to City they rested players ahead of the FA Cup 1/4 final the game after this for them is the semi final so will they do the same or will they actually want to put out their best XI after internationals.

As always it really depends on who comes back fit, Utd have had a lot of players withdraw from international squads it seems like Lukaku has struggled with an injury while he's been away but the majority of the team haven't been away with national teams so that fatigue that was creeping in might be gone.

Going without saying now that everything is must win if we want to make the top 4 we can't really afford any slip ups especially at home. All of our top 4 rivals play after us so it's a chance to put some score board pressure on them if we win we go to bed joint 3rd on Saturday night and with Spurs away to Liverpool there's a good chance they'll drop point this weekend.

Feels like a game where if we can get a few early goals then Watford will probably chuck it in and save if for Wembley the next weekend but they are a very good side and could easily pull of a shock if we play like we did going into the break where the team looked dead on it's feet.
 

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Yeah very good. Brilliant ball by Shaw and wonderful composure and finish from Rashford. He can still be brainless at times but I am much more confident he’ll get the job done now when presented with a chance.
 

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I have been banging on about it for years but our midfield is not good. We need more energy and quality
 

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They were the better side before our goal. No idea how they haven’t scored.
 

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Poor performance. United’s midfield was non-existant. The midfield was crying out for someone to put a foot on the ball and control the game.
 

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Alarming performance that’s as bad as we’ve played all season from an attacking point of view.

None of the midfield or attack had more than a 5 out of 10.

Watford bossed the game from start to finish plenty of shots so easy for them to play through us luckily the defence was 100% on their game because if they hadn’t been we’d have been embarrassed.

I hope it was just rust as only Pogba played during internationals everyone else had their feet up.

The midfield was totally bullied both physically and technically but Watford who ran rings round them.
 

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I hope it's not Pogba's agent affecting his performances at this crucial point of the season.

He was very wasteful according to the radio. To the point team mates had a go at him.
 

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He was far from the only one as always everyone plays crap and Pogba gets the blame.

There's no denying he was poor but Matic/Herrera were just as bad.

Pogba's form has dipped in recent weeks but as normal someone else has to step up when he's having an off day and no one does.
 

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Pogba was poor, but as were so many others, the midfield lacked energy, fight, and just looked second best constantly.

its great that we got the three points, but going forward we wont be so lucky like that every week, we need to be on it against Barca if we stand any chance of taking it over there and qualifying.

Wolves is a bit of a weird game for me as they will be focused on the FA Cup as the league is neither here nor there for them, so confident we can get 3 points from them.

But as we all know, we need big changes come the summer.
 

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He was far from the only one as always everyone plays crap and Pogba gets the blame.
Yeah agreed. I get that's he's our best player and cost a lot of money but he can't actually do it all. He needs help around him and a lot of the time he struggles because he's actually trying to make things happen.
 

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Yeah agreed. I get that's he's our best player and cost a lot of money but he can't actually do it all. He needs help around him and a lot of the time he struggles because he's actually trying to make things happen.
This is the thing we are so reliant on Pogba and have been ever since he arrived when he's hit a bit of form the team looks fantastic when he has a few average games we look poor and it's because no one else steps up. Matic, Herrera, Mata and Martial were all awful in that game they need to start stepping up and being the difference makers in games not just relying on Pogba to be the man.

You look at the top sides yes they have star players but at Liverpool when Salah doesn't have a good game then Mane steps up or Firmino at City they have different players who at times take over the game and run it De Bruyne, Silva, the other Silva, Sane, Sterling, Aguero at Utd it always seems like it's Pogba, Pogba, Pogba.

That has got to stop we need the other players to start stepping up and making things happen when Pogba isn't playing well get on the ball and take control of the game.
 

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