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- 2nd Half
- 1st Half
Manchester United - Watford
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A last chance for Watford to put a free kick in the box but Navarro blasts it against Anthony Martial, the one-man wall.
Mata is fouled five yards outside the box in a central position. The Spaniard takes it but it is high over the bar.
Matic gives away another free kick on the right flank that Sema curls into the box and Henderson claims in the air.
Hungbo looks dangerous cutting in to shoot at goal but Maguire deflects his effort wide.
Rashford glides past Hughes and Wilmott and then Bachmann makes a good save diving to his right.
Maguire has a great chance to head home a free kick but under pressure heads wide of the target.
Matic comes on for Lingard.
Silly foul from Ngakia give United a free kick just in from the the corner flag but the Hornets clear Mata's free kick.
Wilmott replaces Troost-Ekong and Hungbo comes on for Zinckernagel.
Sema hits a curling cross towards the back post but gets too much on it and it is out for a goal kick.
Pedro fouled by Telles just outside the box five yards in from the corner flag.
McTominay again is back covering well in his area to deny Sema a chance on goal.
Greenwood and James are the players to come off the for Rashford and Martial.
Rashford and Martial preparing to come on for the hosts.
Bachman out very quickly at least 30 yards form his goal to clear as James was running onto Mata's through-ball.
Double change for Watford with Ngakia and Sema on for Masina and Sema. I wouldn't have been taking those two off.
Fine cross from Sarr to the back post but Pedro can't get any purchase on his header.
Nice set up from Lingard for James to shoot at goal from the edge of the area but it is easily stopped by Bachmann.
Joao Pedro shoots from the edge of the box high over the bar. Lovely play from both wingers Sarr and Masina in the build-up though. Both really talented players.
Watford get us back underway...
United are in front but the Championship side have dominated the second half of this 45 minutes.
Maguire comes on for United.
Bailly off the moment being checked on and Watford nearly take advantage with McTominay crucial in getting back to clear the danger from Navarro's cross.
More dangerous times for United. Henderson went up for a challenge and beat Troost-Ekong to punch clear but wiped out his team-mate Bailly in the process.
Lovely inter-play between Greenwood and de Beek, who with a backheel set up Mata but Bachman spread himself and denied the Spaniard.
Telles shoots for goal when he might have crossed to men in the box but it wasn't the worst effort, forcing Bachmann to stop it stretching to his left.
Sarr has been dangerous down the right flank and Telles has to stretch to get back to cut out a cross that was heading towards Gray.
Sarr picks up a booking for bringing down Lingard as he began to race forwards on the break.
Some good pressure from Watford. The ball falls for Chalobah at the edge of the box but he drags his effort a yard or so wide.
Watford appeal for a handball in the area. Sarr kicked the ball towards goal and it rebounded off Tuanzebe into Bailly. It would have been a harsh decision and was rightly turned down.
Good cross into the box from Navarro but Bailly just gets to the ball before Gray.
Another good outswinging delivery from Telles from a corner and this time Bailly meets it with a free header at the front post but pushes it just wide of the goal.
Mata strikes from distance and it is deflected wide for a corner.
Great chance for Masina, Hughes's free kick was flicked on at the edge of the penalty area and his effort is partially parried by Henderson before Tuanzebe clears on the line.
Sarr gets beyond Telles in a rare Watford attack but Tuanzebe shuts him down.
Lingard is also on his game he takes a ball from Telles then runs towards goal before slipping in Greenwood who shoots wide from a narrow angle.
GOAL FOR UNITED! The Red Devils skipper McTominay heads home the corner. It didn't exactly bullet into the net heading into the ground but it bounces high over Bachmann's dive and into the top corner.
James is the early dangerman he turns inside the Hornets full back and slams an effort at goal that the opposition keeper tips over.
James slaloms into the box but again his cross is beyond Greenwood.
Lingard played in James in the left hand side of the penalty area but with a lot of time he played a ball well beyond where Greenwood was.
United get the game underway.
Watford are boosted by having Will Hughes start for the first time this season.
Mason Greenwood would love another strike like this one he scored the last time these two played at Old Trafford.
United have been priced at around 1/3 with Watford available at a fairly attractive-looking 10/1.
Here's Solskjaer's pre-match thoughts.
Still a strong side on paper from United. Players with a lot to prove to suggest they can back in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first team thoughts in the League. Will be particularly interesting to see if Donny van de Beek can show anything and how Greenwood fares back as the spearhead for one of the few times this season.
Watford make seven changes to their side also. As is customary Ben Foster not starting in the FA Cup.
Just Bailly and McTominay remain in the United side from the team who started against Aston Villa on New Year's Day.
And this is the Watford side they will be facing...
This is how United are lining up.
Hello and a warm welcome to the Eurosport coverage of the FA Cup clash between Manchester United and Watford. I'm Ciaran Baynes and I'll be following the match with you.