However under Jose Mourinho, Manchester United have seen their team re-surge into dominance in the Premier League, getting Champions League football back after a treble-winning debut season winning the EFL Cup, English super Cup, and the Europa League.
And Merson, who was speaking to Sky Sports, said the United players are afraid of missing chances on the pitch and that many of them would be relieved to leave the club.
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And on Thursday, after the 0-0 draw with West Ham, Mourinho said: "Marcus [Rashford] and Anthony played against Brighton".
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Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez were also involved as a full-strength United were put through their paces at the club's Aon Training Complex in Carrington on Saturday. Watford restored their lead through Camilo Zuniga though, and Troy Deeney sealed the deal with a 90th minute strike from the spot.
Inconsistency soon set in, though, and those at Old Trafford have been forced to watch on from afar as arch-rivals Manchester City have secured domestic dominance in record-breaking style.
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"I am expecting United to win and pass the 80-point mark, which has been enough to win the title in four seasons during the Premier League era, but they never got close to City this year", he added.
However, Mourinho seems to have hinted that he is expecting Young to play a key role for Manchester United in the coming season once again. This will be an interesting match-up from start to finish.
But Watford go into the game with plenty to play for.
With an FA Cup final against Chelsea to come, Mourinho is happy his players showed sufficient commitment to end the season on a positive note, although he does not think their achievements are "enough to celebrate". They will go into this game on the back of a home win against Newcastle - their first in the last eight fixtures.
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