Mason Greenwood is not in the Manchester United squad to face Watford at Vicarage Road.

Greenwood started United’s last game, the 2-0 Manchester derby defeat before the international break.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has switched from the 3-5-2 he used that day to a more familiar 4-2-3-1 system.

Solskjaer spoke to the club website before the game and explained why Greenwood is not involved.

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“Mason has got COVID unfortunately. He’s tested positive, so we’ll wait for him to get back.”


Dean Henderson was in United’s squad against City but has also not been included here.

Tom Heaton is United’s substitute goalkeeper on the bench and Solskjaer did not explain that move.

We do not know whether Henderson is also ill or injured, or has been dropped out of the squad amid speculation surrounding his future in January.

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