Watford’s Craig Cathcart looking forward to latest Manchester United reunion

by Tanveer Arayan

Watford defender Craig Cathcart has revealed that his manager Quique Sanchez Flores has designed a specific gameplan for the game against Manchester United on Saturday.

Cathcart graduated from Man United’s youth academy and spent time on loan at Royal Antwerp, Plymouth Argyle and Watford before joining Blackpool.

The Northern Irishman then moved to Watford on a permanent basis, contributing to the Hornets’ impressive defensive record this term. Cathcart believes Watford are more than capable of earning a positive result against his former side.

“I was here on loan before from Manchester United around five years ago. Now the club has come on leaps and bounds since then. A lot of work has been done on the stadium and on the training ground as well. The chairman and the staff have done a lot and things are looking really good,” Cathcart said.

“It’s a cliché but we have to take each game as it comes. As soon as a game has passed, it’s about moving on and concentrating on our next opponents. The manager has got us going into every match with a new game plan and new tactics and it’ll be no different against United. We’ll have a game plan from the manager and if we do our jobs, we’ll be confident about getting a positive result.”

Watford are well-drilled defensively and United have problems going forward, with Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini all ruled out of the clash.

It is likely that Memphis Depay will be called upon to fill a central role at Vicarage Road, and Louis van Gaal will be relying on the youngster’s pace and trickery in the quest to unlock Watford’s stubborn defence. It should be an interesting clash and United supporters will be hoping it is a positive one for their side.

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