Mourinho made only one change in United’s first match for the reason that worldwide break, with Ashley Younger changing Luke Shaw after he suffered concussion whereas enjoying for England.
United will hope to file back-to-back away wins at Vicarage Highway having defeated Burnley 13 days in the past.
Explaining his crew choice for Watford, Mourinho advised BT Sport: ‘Marouane is in a very good second.
‘He had a bit of little bit of an issue however we expect he’s within the situation to play and this type of opponent in this type of stadium.
‘They usually play very direct and are bodily so we really feel that Fred has simply arrived yesterday from the Brazil nationwide crew and Marouane is extra skilled with these sorts of matches, with Fred on the bench.’
Mourinho additionally confirmed Shaw may have been chosen however he selected to go away him at dwelling as he solely educated as soon as with Manchester United this week.
‘He may from a medical standpoint play and go all of the gadgets of the protocol, however he didn’t work with us all week [due to the concussion], yesterday was the primary time.’ Mourinho added.
‘Ashley Younger did all of the tactical work we did through the week and we’ve got Champions League subsequent Wednesday and Wolves on the Saturday after which Derby within the cup so we have to begin with a bit of little bit of rotation.
‘We felt that Luke not enjoying right this moment was one of the best factor for the crew, after which he can come again with none sort of limitation subsequent Wednesday.’
On the problem of going through Watford, Mourinho mentioned: ‘They’re tough. The truth that they’ve most factors offers them an additional confidence and motivation.
‘Three of their 4 matches have been at dwelling which they gained and naturally the relation with the stadium and the followers have to be a incredible relation and it makes it tougher.
‘We had a very good instance at Burnley, the best way we’ve got to play if we wish to win these tough matches. So let’s see if we will.’