Manchester United take on Watford in the FA Cup this weekend looking to bounce back from their disappointing Carabao Cup exit.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was defeated in yet another semi-final as United were beaten by rivals Manchester City in the cup on Wednesday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United host Watford in the FA Cup this weekend

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United host Watford in the FA Cup this weekend

The Red Devils must pick themselves up and go again quickly as Watford head to Old Trafford in the FA Cup third round.

Despite their cup woes, United head into this tie in fine form having moved joint top of the Premier League table in recent weeks.

Watford, meanwhile, are sixth in the Championship and lost at Swansea last time out.

Manchester United v Watford: How to listen

This match will get under way at 8pm on Saturday, January 9.

Full coverage from Old Trafford will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 7pm.

Faye Carruthers will be your host and commentary will from Nigel Adderley and Micky Gray.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

App iPhone – Download from the Apple store

Android – Download from Google Play

Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

TV – Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Virgin Media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

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Manchester United v Watford: Team news

Manchester United: Henderson, Tuanzebe, Bailly, McTominay, Telles, Williams, Lingard, Van de Beek, Mata, James, Greenwood

Subs: De Gea, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Fernandes, Fred, Matic, Ighalo, Martial, Rashford

Watford: Bachmann, Navarro, Sierralta, Troost-Ekong, Masina, Sarr, Chalobah, Hughes, Zinckernagel, Joao Pedro, Gray

Subs: Foster, Ngakia, Wilmot, Sema, Dalby, Barrett, Hungbo, Crichlow, Phillips

Manchester United v Watford: What has been said?

Watford boss Xisco Munoz wants his team to ‘fight like animals’ in their trip to Old Trafford.

He said: “The most important thing is we go there and fight like animals and enjoy the situation.

“I know it will be difficult because Manchester United is a perfect team, but we need to give our best and try very hard, because the most important thing is that our fans enjoy watching our team.

“We go there with maximum ambition, we will work very hard and it is important to see we are growing game by game.

“This is our objective and it’s important we continue with the same attitude, work and spirit.”

Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United lost yet another semi-final in midweek


Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United lost yet another semi-final in midweek

Manchester United v Watford: Match stats and facts

  • Manchester United have won three of their four FA Cup ties against Watford, with this their first against the Hornets since a 4-1 semi-final win in 2007.
  • In all competitions, Watford have lost their last nine away games against Man Utd and are winless in their last 13 trips to face the Red Devils (D2 L11) since a 2-1 win in a League Cup tie in October 1978.
  • Manchester United have progressed from 33 of their last 35 FA Cup third round ties, though both failures in that run did come in home games (2009-10 vs Leeds, 2013-14 vs Swansea).
  • Excluding games when they were a Premier League side themselves, Watford have been eliminated from their 10 FA Cup ties against top-flight opponents since beating Sunderland 1-0 in February 2003.


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