Manchester United vs Watford LIVE: Premier League latest score and goal updates as Harry Maguire is left out

Manchester United welcome Watford to Old Trafford this afternoon as the home team look to keep up momentum in the top-four race.

United are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games, having seen off Leeds 4-2 in their last outing in the competition. Ralf Rangnick’s side followed that victory with a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, thus giving themselves a decent chance of progressing to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. It was Anthony Elanga who equalised for United in the Spanish capital, striking in the 80th minute – five minutes after coming off the bench.

The Red Devils entered this gameweek in fourth place in the top flight, though Arsenal are just one point behind in fifth and have two games in hand. Watford, meanwhile, came into this round of fixtures in 19th place in the Premier League, their 4-1 midweek thrashing by Crystal Palace marking the latest disappointing result in a long run of them, although recently-appointed head coach Roy Hodgson did oversee a win against Aston Villa last week. Hornets fans will hope for an upset win against United here to increase the chances of an unlikely escape from the relegation zone as the season edges towards its conclusion. Follow live updates from Manchester United vs Watford below, after the conclusion of Leeds vs Spurs:

Man Utd 0 – 0 Watford

24 mins: Manchester United have taken their foot off the gas and slowed their play right down. They’re passing it around confidently enough but Watford have an organised defensive shape making it difficult for United to get into the penalty area.

Man Utd 0 – 0 Watford

21 mins: Close! Bruno Fernandes makes a great run into the box through the middle of the centre-backs as Paul Pogba receives the ball on the inside left. He chips it into the area and picks out Fernandes who opens his foot to catch the ball on the volley but he side-foots it wide of the left hand post.

Man Utd 0 – 0 Watford

18 mins: More fine play from Man Utd as they work the ball down the left side. It comes to Fred who backheels it into the path of Bruno Fernandes. He brings the ball into the box from the wing and looks to pick out Cristiano Ronaldo only for Ben foster to dive in front of the pass and smother it for the visitors.

Man Utd 0 – 0 Watford

15 mins: Disallowed goal! It was almost a perfect move from United. Bruno Fernandes slots the ball out to Anthony Elanga on the right wing. He cuts inside and passes the ball out to Alex Telles on the left wing. Cristiano Ronaldo makes a darting run into the box as the pass comes in from the left. He leaves his marker and guides it home with his first touch but the offside flag goes up and VAR confirms that Ronaldo set off too soon.

Man Utd 0 – 0 Watford

13 mins: Manchester United are dominating the ball at the moment. Anthony Elanga drives into the final third and slips it into the box for Bruno Fernandes who prods an effort at goal but it gets charged down by Ben Foster in goal! Great save from the Watford keeper.

RED CARD! Josh Dasilva is off

Brentford 0 – 0 Newcastle

11 mins: Josh Dasilva tries to shield the ball with a step over but lands on Matt Targett’s shin. VAR are called in to look at the incident and they tell the referee to take at look at it. He does and decides that it was serious foul play from Dasilva and Brentford are down to 10-men!

GOAL! Crystal Palace 1 – 0 Burnley (Schlupp, 9’)⚽️

9 mins: Crystal Palace have taken an early lead against Burnley. Michael Olise twists and turns his way down to right side and slips the ball out to Nathaniel Clyne on the wing. He whips a cross into the middle and picks out Jeffrey Schlupp who taps home from close range.

Man Utd 0 – 0 Watford

8 mins: Raphael Varane gives the ball away with a poor pass into the midfield but is rescued by his centre-half partner as Emmanuel Dennis is threaded into the right side of the box. Victor Lindelof sprints across and squeezes in front of the striker to come awy with the ball and knock it clear for the home side.

Man Utd 0 – 0 Watford

6 mins: Off the post! You can’t any closer without scoring. Man Utd float the ball over to Wan-Bissaka on the right and he drives down the wing before flicking the ball perfectly into the box for Cristiano Ronaldo. He stops the ball dead and shoots on the turn but hits the inside of the far post and the ball bounces back out of the goal and gets cleared away by Watford.

Man Utd 0 – 0 Watford

3 mins: Watford win an early corner after Moussa Sissoko wins the ball in midfield. Imran Louza swings the first corner into the area but Wan-Bissaka is up nicely to put it behind for a repeat.

The second corner comes into the box but Cristiano Ronaldo rises above everyone else and heads it away for Manchester United.

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