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HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: : Michael Carrick of Manchester United leads his team out on to the pitch during the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Huddersfield Town v Manchester United on February 17, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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After seven games of the 2017-18 Premier League season Manchester United were tied on 19 points with Manchester City at the top of the table, second only by virtue of having scored one less goal.

With one match remaining of the campaign the Red Devils are still second, but they are 19 points behind champions City having scored 38 fewer goals. 

It is set to be United’s highest finish and best points and goals tally since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, but the gulf to the Sky Blues is gaping.

Jose Mourinho will be eager that his side end their season with three more points against Watford.

Here are all the details for the Old Trafford fixture:

Date: Sunday, May 13 

Time: 3 p.m. BST, 10 a.m. ET

TV Info: USA Network

Live Stream: USA Live TV


United have already secured second spot in the Premier League thanks to their Thursday draw at West Ham United.

Watford, meanwhile, could move into the top 10 with a victory, or even a draw, against the Red Devils.

It is likely the Hornets will be playing a much-changed United side as Mourinho has confirmed he will rest some first-team regulars ahead of the FA Cup final against Chelsea, including No. 1 goalkeeper David de Gea, per the Manchester Evening NewsSamuel Luckhurst: “I play some players that didn’t play today, I play [Sergio] Romero, I play Daley Blind, I play Eric Bailly, I play [Marcus] Rashford, I play [Anthony] Martial, I play [Juan] Mata.”

It will hardly be a weakened side, though, and Watford are going to have to put in an impressive display to take anything away from Old Trafford.

Javi Gracia’s side go into Sunday’s clash on the back of their first win in eight against Newcastle United last time out.

But their record against United is terrible, per Squawka:

There will be a suspicion from some that the hosts may not play to 100 per cent on Sunday as they have little left to play for.

However, the likes of Rashford, Martial and Mata will be looking to force their way into the starting XI for the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 19.

Additionally, United will surely be eager to send Michael Carrick off with a victory as the Englishman prepares to hang up his boots after 12 years at the club.

Mourinho confirmed after the goalless draw against the Hammers that the 36-year-old will start against the Hornets, per Marca‘s Chris Winterburn:

United have enough quality to down Watford, even with a much-changed side, and pass the 80-point mark for the first time in the post-Ferguson era. 

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