Cathcart on United and Watford ahead of weekend fixture.



Former Manchester United youth player Craig Cathcart spoke to MUTV ahead of United's game with his current team Watford.

The defender also gave insight on Watford's defensive record this season, and hailed his time in Manchester.

"I was here on loan before from Manchester United around five years ago," Cathcart told MUTV, manutd.com reports. "Now the club has come on leaps and bounds since then. A lot of work has been done on the stadium and on the training ground as well. The chairman and the staff have done a lot and things are looking really good.

"Our defensive record doesn't surprise me. As soon as the manager came in, he worked on it in the first week, which is unusual for pre-season as you normally get the rhythm back into your legs first. We worked on the defensive shape in the whole pre-season, aiming to be hard to beat, and I think it's showed in the first 12 games in the Premier League. We've been competitive in every game and unlucky not to come away with a few more points.

"It's a cliché but we have to take each game as it comes. As soon as a game has passed, it's about moving on and concentrating on our next opponents. The manager has got us going into every match with a new game plan and new tactics and it'll be no different against United. We'll have a game plan from the manager and if we do our jobs, we'll be confident about getting a positive result."

On his time in Manchester he said: "It was massive for me and you see it all the time.


"Players leave United but it's not the end of their careers. They go on to have good, solid careers all through the leagues and I'm no different myself.

"It was good training to get under my belt there and good grounding as well. I developed a little bit slower than I would have liked but now I've matured a bit. Playing a lot of games helps as well and I'm happy with the way things are going at the moment."

Thinkfootballideas Staff


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