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    Get Involved – 2019 alternative awards

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    Dan:POTY – Sadio Mane

    Manager – Jurgen Klopp

    TOTY – Man City (treble reasons)

    Underachiever – Harry Maguire

    Best Signing – Danny Ings (keeping So’ton up)

    Meltdown – Marcelo Bielsa at his own players

    Funniest Moment – Phil Jones’s incredible face

  2. Team news – Pogba on bench

    Watford v Man Utd (14:00 GMT)

    Watfordboss Nigel Pearson has named the same starting XI that performed well against Liverpool in the Hornets’ last game.

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    Manchester Unitedare also unchanged from the side that drew 1-1 with Everton in their last Premier League game, although Paul Pogba is on the bench.

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    Leaks:Underachiever of the year has to be Mesut Ozil.

    SMS Message: Team of the year – Sheffield Utd.
    Underachiever of the year – Mauricio Pochettino. from Brad, Essex

    Team of the year – Sheffield Utd.
    Underachiever of the year – Mauricio Pochettino.

  4. what he saw at Anfield last weekend, with the only real negative their wastefulness in front of goal.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrated his first anniversary in charge of Manchester United on Thursday and reckons they’re “on the right track” despite having one point fewer than at the same stage last season, when Jose Mourinho was sacked.

    Solskjaer’s first game as permanent manager came against Watford in March, when United continued their impressive winning record in the fixture.

  • Tis the season to be jolly…

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    … unless you are a Watford fan.

    The Hornets are stepping into Christmas in a worrying position in the Premier League. They are nine points adrift from safety with just nine points from 17 games.

    No team with that points tally at this stage of the season has gone on to avoid the drop but with Nigel Pearson in charge they have a man who knows how to mastermind an unlikely survival bid.

    Could today be the start of their great escape?