United may still look to rotate their squad, given the need for the likes of Donny Van de Beek to gain minutes as United contend in Europe and in a potential title challenge, with the opportunity to go clear of champions Liverpool with their game in hand.
Solskjaer confirmed United’s intent for the game and the competition in genera: “We entered this competition wanting to win. That’s what we want to. There are a few players who had a few knocks and there will be a few changes, but we’ll still field a team that I feel confident in.”
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match at Old Trafford.
The game kicks off at 8pm on Saturday, 9 January 2021.
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Ultimate. The game can also be streamed by subscribers on BT Sport’s app and desktop website.
United: Henderson, Williams, Tuanzebe, Bailly, Telles, McTominay, Van de Beek, Mata, Lingard, James, Greenwood
Watford: Bachmann, Navarro, Sierralta, Troost-Ekong, Masina, Sarr, Chalobah, Hughes, Zinckernagel, Joao Pedro, Gray
United should bounce back here and with the option to freshen up his side with some squad players eager to impress, we’ll go for a 3-1 United win and a positive reaction to their midweek setback.