Manchester United take on Watford this afternoon at Old Trafford in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first match after being appointed the new permanent boss of the club. For many, this match may seem just a normal contest, but really, it holds great significance for the clubs season and beyond.
Manchester United vs Watford. Nothing more than a fairly mediocre mid-season contest. Well usually, yes. However, this fixture could prove pivotal in the race for the top four. Not only that but it potentially could foreshadow how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as permanent manager unfolds at Old Trafford.
Prior to the international break, under Solskjaer, United had lost two consecutive games. Against Arsenal and in possibly their worst display since the Norwegian took over, Wolves in the FA Cup.