Manchester United will hope to keep their 15-match unbeaten run in the Premier League going when they host mid-table opposition Watford on Saturday afternoon.
Jose Mourinho’s side returned to winning ways after easing past relegation-threatened Leicester City last weekend, and a win for United could take them into the top-four above rivals Liverpool and Arsenal.
Watford, on the other hand, are within touching distance of the Premier League top-half after a mid-season recovery of form and will aim to build on their four-match unbeaten run at Old Trafford.
See below for three key stats that The Boot Room has picked out ahead of Saturday’s clash.
Three – Deeney’s on fire
After a fairly troublesome start to the season in front of goal, managing only three goals in seventeen matches after his thirteen-goal season last year, Troy Deeney is starting to hit top form.
Since the festive period began, the 28-year-old has scored four times in seven matches – including three in his last three – and he will arrive at Old Trafford ready to cause another upset after helping his side dispatch Arsenal ten days ago.
Deeney’s purple patch is the second time in his career that he’s managed to score in three consecutive games, and his physicality will certainly cause a new kind of problem for United’s chosen centre-backs as he looks for another top-six scalp.
United know that a win in the Saturday afternoon kick-off could send them into the top-four and put the pressure on their rivals who play later on – but Deeney will have something to say about this.