Luke Shaw could feature despite a suffering a sickening head injury on England duty, while Marcus Rashford serves the first of a three-match ban
Manchester United travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday in a bid to end Watford’s remarkable 100% Premier League record.
The Hornets have four wins from four games, featuring an impressive 2-1 comeback victory over Spurs before the international break.
If the Red Devils are to bring an end to Watford’s win-streak, they must do so without Marcus Rashford, who begins his three-game suspension following a controversial red card in United’s win over Burnley.
Rashford’s future at United has been the subject of much debate after he scored in back-to-back England games against Spain and Switzerland.
Jamie Carragher insisted he must leave Old Trafford to find more game-time, but Jose Mourinho launched an impassioned defence on Friday, demanding that United fans are ‘told the truth’.
He said: “Since I’ve been here, Rashford has been selected for every single match – he was never, not even for one day, out of selection because of my decision or because he was injured or, like in this case, because he is suspended.
“He was never, never out of selection, so he knows and that’s the most important thing. But again, media is very important and I think it’s important the Manchester United supporters know the truth.”
Mourinho confirmed Luke Shaw, who was voted United’s Player of the Month for August, is available for selection despite suffering a serious-looking head injury on England duty against Spain.
The United boss remains without Marcos Rojo and summer-signing Diogo Dalot, who will both return from injury for the Under-23s against Reading on Friday night.
This is how talkSPORT.com expects the Red Devils to line up on Saturday:
Man United XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Matic, Fred, Pogba; Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez
You can listen to full commentary of the Vicarage Road clash LIVE on talkSPORT from 17:30 on Saturday, September 15.