Louis van Gaal hopes Marcus Rashford deals with the increased pressure and scrutiny as effortlessly as his first dalliances with the Manchester United first team.
Manchester United have registered emphatic wins in their previous two fixtures and will be looking to gain an important three points against Watford at Old Trafford.
Injuries at last look like subsiding, 11 goals have been scored in the last three games and, perhaps most importantly, United have something to play for in three different competitions.
It’s been a odd season for Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern to keep up with, as rumours begin to mount regarding a replacement for manager Louis Van Gaal but the Dutchman’s side have performed well on the field.
Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores: “We are positive, we have in our mind the opportunity to add these points against Manchester United but, of course, we are expecting a hard match, very tough”. Players are coming back, but I still have to solve a problem in my line-up every week. You’ve seen how [Marcos] Rojo was struggling. We gave them some chances – but if you want to win the race for the top four we want to learn to win these sort of games.
Marcus Rashford has helped propel Manchester United to two big wins, including 3-2 over a really good Arsenal team today.
“Anthony Martial was not in the match, Rashford was not in the match, so I changed them and they were both in the match again”.
Secondly, Watford were incredibly unlucky not be ahead by then, having seen several chances go begging especially in the first half.
However, Van Gaal has insisted that the players need to stay focused and continue to give their best as their policy is risky in terms of relying on young players to make the difference consistently. “We show when we don’t play good we can win”.
Van Gaal was impressed with how the teenager, who only made his debut as a second-half substitute against Arsenal last Sunday, coped with the power of Watford front pair Troy Deeny and Odion Ighalo.
In the 83rd minute Mata came up with the free kick that broke the Hornets resistance and extended the Reds winning run to four matches. This place it is possible to happen. We fought until the end and scored a goal, so I am very happy for them.
“I think Liverpool are also a very nasty opponent”.