Man United is set to host Watford on Saturday afternoon, just three days after their draw vs Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
The Red Devils have recorded 29 points from 14 Premier League games since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked following 4-1 loss at Watford in November; Ralf Rangnick says his squad must be prepared for reverse fixture on Saturday.
Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has urged his players to keep the pressure on their Champions League-chasing rivals by avenging the heavy defeat to Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday.
When asked about whether Edinson Cavani and Scott McTominay will be available for the Watford game, Ralf Rangnick said: “He [Cavani] hasn’t been training with us so he won’t be available for tomorrow’s game and the same is true with Scotty [McTominay].
“He is still ill, he hasn’t been training with us, so hopefully he will start training with us again next week.”
It seems like Cavani and McTominay will be the only absentees for Man United in their game against the Hornets on Saturday.
United will be determined to win the game to maintain their winning run in the Premier League and to maintain the fourth position in the League.
However, in general Rangnick insists his players must show the same fighting spirit as witnessed in the second half of their 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 first leg in order to secure a much-needed three points in the race for a top-four place.
“It’s very important but this is the case for almost every game we play in the future. We have to keep the momentum, win tomorrow against Watford and then be ready to face the top teams. We have to be prepared for tomorrow.”