Why Mason Greenwood will not feature for Manchester United against Watford

Why Mason Greenwood will not feature for Manchester United against Watford

Manchester United take on Watford

Manchester United will be looking to get their season back on track after a horrific spell in the last few weeks.

The Red Devils have picked up just 4 points from a possible 18 in their last six Premier League games, and have suffered humiliating defeats at Old Trafford to both Liverpool and Manchester City.

With Solskjaer seemingly retaining the faith of the Manchester United hierarchy, they now head to Vicarage Road to take on Watford, who themselves have changed manager and sit in a lowly 17th place, two points clear of the relegation zone.

Why Mason Greenwood is missing for Manchester United

Manchester United, unsurprisingly, have named a strong side for the encounter with the Hornets.

Solskjaer has seemingly reverted back to a back 4, with Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic patrolling the midfield.

Ahead of them, there are rare starts for both Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford, who both missed England duty over the international break for different reasons.

Luke Shaw, meanwhile, has recovered from the concussion that also saw him miss Three Lions duty, and takes his place at left-back, while Cristiano Ronaldo, fresh off the back of Portugal disappointment, leads the line.

Perhaps notably, however, there is no place for Mason Greenwood, either in the starting XI or on the substitutes bench, despite there being no recent talk of an injury issue.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has since revealed that Greenwood has tested positive for Covid-19, meaning that he will be out of action for the next ten days, which includes a clash with Chelsea as well as Champions League commitments.

Fortunately for United, they have plenty of firepower waiting in the wings.

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