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Summary

  1. Man Utd XI: De Gea; Varela, Blind, Rojo, Fosu-Mensah; Schneiderlin, Herrera; Martial, Mata, Memphis; Rashford.
  2. Watford XI: Gomes; Nyom, Britos, Prödl, Holebas; Capoue, Watson, Behrami; Abdi, Deeney; Ighalo.

Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Watford

    Juan Mata

    Nope. United hold out and go level on points with Manchester City in fourth. You cannot predict this season, can you?

    See you soon

  2. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Watford

    Memphis Depay doing his best to waste time in the corner. Troy Deeney sorts that out. Time for an equaliser? 

  3. YELLOW CARD

    Man Utd 1-0 Watford

    Chance for Watford as the ball is lifted forward to Nordin Amrabat. He challenges Tim Fosu-Mensah but he used his hand and goes into the book. Naughty. 

  4. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Watford

    Four added minutes. "United we love you" say the home fans. A fourth consecutive win is on the cards. A win that will take them level on points with fourth-placed Manchester City.

  5. SUBSTITUTION

    Man Utd 1-0 Watford

    Juan Mata heads off as Paddy McNair replaces him to shore up the United defence. Job done. 

  6. SUBSTITUTION

    Man Utd 1-0 Watford

    The home supporters are in good voice now. I think quite a few had left already, however, judging by some of the empty seats I can see. Change for Watford. Ikechi Anya replaces Valon Behrami. 

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    Man Utd 1-0 Watford

    Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at Old Trafford

    "The game has deserved a goal and it's now got a really good one."

  8. GOAL Man Utd 1-0 Watford

    Juan Mata

    Juan Mata celebrates

    Good decision. Memphis Depay steps over it, Juan Mata then clips it wonderfully towards the far post and into the top corner. Great goal.

  9. YELLOW CARD

    Man Utd 0-0 Watford

    United are now on the attack, Anthony Martial has it deep in the Watford half and is marching towards goal before Miguel Britos brings him down. Free-kick and yellow card. About 20 yards out. Don't give it to Memphis Depay!

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    Man Utd 0-0 Watford

    Another corner for Watford as Ben Watson swings another one in. His delivery has been excellent tonight but this one is too long. 

  11. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Watford

    Chances for Watford. Two big chances. Daley Blind clears a cross from the Watford left, it hits Tim Fosu-Mensah and falls to Nordin Amrabat who seems to have time only two yards out but Blind sticks a leg out to recover. The corner almost brings a goal too as somehow Sebastian Prodl misses a header from two yards out. How? How? How?

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    Man Utd 0-0 Watford

    Jesse Lingard, the flavour of the month before Marcus Rashford arrived on the scene, is now on in place of Ander Herrera. Has he got some wizardry to earn a late win?

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    Man Utd 0-0 Watford

    Quique Sanchez Flores

    Manchester United have conceded 26 goals this season, Watford 28. Defence comes easily to them both and with Odion Ighalo, the most likely scorer, now off it may remain goalless. But this hasn't been a dull one. 

  14. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Watford

    Will Odion Ighalo score for Watford tonight? Not now. He's off and Nordin Amrabat is on in his place. Are Watford settling for a point here?

  15. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Watford

    Odion Ighalo

    Bit of a lull as Manchester United try to maintain their momentum. Watford hanging onto the ball cleverly. 

  16. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Watford

    Quique Sanchez Flores has seen enough and makes a change. Almen Abdi is off and Mario Suarez comes on. Meanwhile, United's left-back Marcus Rojo makes way for Matteo Darmian.

  17. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Watford

    That switch between Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford has given the English youngster a lease of life. He is rapid and beats Watford left-back Jose Holebas with pace again but runs it out of play. Promising. 

  18. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Watford

    Marcus Rashford

    Slight shift in the game now, Marcus Rashford is getting on the ball now out wide. He's switched with Anthony Martial. The 18-year-old finds the byline and smashes a cross two yards across goal but no-one can touch it in. Moments later Juan Mata's shot is saved. Corner to United. Comes to nothing. 

  19. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Watford

    Another Watford defender blocks a United shot, this time Ben Watson. Home fans finding their voices at last. 

  20. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Watford

    United have the ball back and urged on by their fans are gaining momentum. Ander Herrera tries his luck from 25 yards but his shot is blocked. The hosts and their supporters can smell a goal.