Watford vs Manchester United LIVE updates: Team news, latest updates and more from Vicarage Road

A win tonight would see Manchester United close the gap on leaders Manchester City to five points. Jose Mourinho's men travel to Vicarage Road knowing they cannot afford another slip up at this early stage in the title race. But they face a tough test against high-flying Watford. The Hornets, who have kept hold of manager Marco Silva despite strong interest from Everton, have won back-to-back Premier League games and are sitting comfortably in eighth place. Will Watford make it three wins in a row this evening - or will United keep the pressure on their title rivals with a victory? Don't miss a kick and join us for all the action as it happens.

Mourinho ready for tough test

Jose Mourinho believes Marco Silva’s Watford are a far better side than the one that gave Manchester United a bloody nose last season. The Red Devils were condemned to their third defeat in a week in September 2016 as late goals from Juan Zuniga and Troy Deeney gave the Hornets a 3-1 win. That period remains the lowest ebb of Mourinho’s Old Trafford reign and the United boss is aware just how hard it will be to exact revenge on Tuesday evening. Watford are eighth in the Premier League after their impressive 3-0 win at Newcastle, with manager Silva’s fine work leading to admiring glances from rudderless Everton. “Against Watford I was very upset with Watford’s first goal after some guy sent (Anthony) Martial to the hospital and the referee let it go,” Mourinho said. “That is the reason why I was very, very upset at Watford. I think Watford made also progress. “They have an unusual squad for a mid-table team.1
“They have a squad full of very good players who are not normal to be in these mid-table teams. They have a good coach. “They have improved a lot from last season too.”
Mourinho failed to get the better of Silva in their last two meetings, with his Hull side holding United to a goalless draw in the league at Old Trafford just a week after beating them 2-1 in the EFL Cup semi-finals in January - albeit a scoreline that did not prevent the Old Trafford giants from progressing. Zlatan Ibrahimovic starred as the Red Devils went onto triumph at Wembley and is now pushing for his first start since April, having made three substitute appearances after returning from serious knee ligament damage. Marcos Rojo has started the last two matches after being sidelined by a knee issue of his own, although should Phil Jones or Eric Bailly return from injury the Argentina international could be protected. As soon as we get the teams, we’ll let you know. Keep track of all the build-up and latest action here.

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