Manchester United will go top for at least a couple of hours if they beat Watford, but they could...
Manchester United will go top for at least a couple of hours if they beat Watford, but they could be weighed down by problems in attack. Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini are injured
United’s list of absentees will boost Watford’s hopes of pulling off a famous win. United’s defence will not relish the task of containing Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo. Jacob Steinberg
Kick-off Saturday 1.45pm
Venue Vicarage Road
Nigeria international striker, Odion Ighalo says he will be giving his all on Saturday when Watford plays host to Manchester United in the lunch-time kickoff in the Barclays English Premier League.
Ighalo has been in stunning form in the Premier League this season and has already scored seven goals this term.
He says it is an honour to play against Manchester United on Saturday but insists he will not be making special plans to put the Red Devils to the sword.
“Manchester United is a great club and it is an honour to play against them but I will be doing all I can to help my club win,” Ighalo told supersport.com.
He added that a serious approach to training and matches have been largely responsible for his rather meteoric rise in the English top-flight this season.
“I don’t do anything special before matches. I just train hard everyday and give my all during matches.
“I give 100 per cent whenever I take to the pitch and try to take every opportunity that comes my way.
“Staying calm during matches is important and there is really nothing special I do,” he said.
The 26-year-old forward currently sits in second place in the scorers' chart in the Premier League thanks to his seven goals and two assists this term.
He however stated that he is more interested in helping Watford stave off relegation rather accomplish personal milestones this season.
Doubtful Nyom (knee), Ighalo (late international return)
Injured Prödl (calf, 12 Dec), Hoban (groin, 20 Dec), Ekstrand (knee, Jan)
Leading scorer Ighalo 7
Doubtful Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger (focus)
Injured Martial (ankle), Rooney (ill, both 25 Nov), Carrick (ankle), Fellaini (calf, both 28 Nov), McNair (liver, 5 Dec), Shaw (leg), Valencia (ankle, both Apr)
Leading scorer: Mata 4