Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side travel to Vicarage Road four points off the top four and down in eighth place, but depending on how results elsewhere go on Sunday they could find themselves just a point off the Champions League places.
They take on a Watford side who remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table in what is Nigel Pearson’s first game in charge of Watford at home, with nine points between the Hornets and relegation safety.
Both teams have a number of injury concerns on their hands, with United still without Paul Pogba as the midfielder’s absence stretches to its 18th match in a row, though in his absence they have mustered a six-match unbeaten run.
Here’s what you need to know.
When is the match?
Watford vs Manchester United takes place on Sunday 22 December.
What time does it start?
The match kicks off at 2pm GMT.
Is it on TV?
The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 1pm. The game can also be watched online on the Sky Go app.
Can I stream the match online?
Yes, as long as you have a Sky Go log-in and subscription.
What are the predicted line-ups?
Possible Watford line-up: Foster; Femenia, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina; Doucoure, Capoue; Sarr, Hughes, Deulofeu; Deeney.
Possible Manchester United line-up: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; James, Lingard, Rashford; Martial.
What are the odds?
Watford to win: 3/4
Manchester United to win: 15/4
What is our prediction?
Manchester United look to be finding a good run of form and it may be too early for Nigel Pearson to turn Watford’s fortunes around.
Watford 1-2 Manchester United