Manchester United have the chance to go within a point of the top four on Sunday if they can beat bottom side Watford.

United have struggled this season in beating the smaller teams in the Premier League but are yet to lose to any of the team above them in the table.

The struggles come in breaking defensive teams down and that was evident again in the last week after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side followed up impressive wins against Tottenham and Man City with a draw against Everton, and it also took them 51 minutes to take the lead against League Two side Colchester.

They shouldn't, however, have quite as much trouble in scoring against bottom club Watford, who have conceded a massive 32 goals in 17 games this season, the third most in the division.

A victory could put United within touching distance of the top four, quite an achievement considering how the season started, with Chelsea facing Spurs in the day's later game.

What TV channel is Watford vs Manchester United on?

Watford vs Manchester United will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League from 1pm and Sky Sports Main event from 2pm on Sunday, December 22.

Kick-off from Vicarage Road is 2pm.

As always you'll be able to follow all the build-up, action and reaction right here on our live blog.

Highlights from the fixture will be available on Match of the Day 2 later on in the evening on BBC One at 10:30pm.

Team news for Watford vs Manchester United

United will continue to be without Paul Pogba after the midfielder's recovery was set back in the week after he was struck with a bout of illness.

Diogo Dalot is close to a return to the first team, however, after being out of action since early October with a groin injury.

The Portuguese made his comeback for United's U19s in a friendly against AC Milan on Friday night.

Meanwhile, United have no fresh injury concerns.

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