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Summary

  1. Carrick starts as captain in his last game for United
  2. Martial not in matchday squad
  3. Watford's last win at Old Trafford was in 1978
  4. United have secured second place, Watford can finish as high as 10th
  5. Kick-off 15:00 BST

Live Reporting

By Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

That's it.

United sign off with a win.

Attention now turns to the FA Cup final.

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Last few minutes at Old Trafford, season almost over.

SUBSTITUTION - Carrick's final appearance

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Michael Carrick's playing career ends as he is replaced by Paul Pogba.

He gets a huge hug from manager Jose Mourinho and is applauded by every corner of Old Trafford.

Michael Carrick
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Still involved

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

Rui Faria may be leaving Manchester United but evidently he remains a key figure for now.

Faria wandered up to Jose Mourinho just then to get details on the second substitution and immediately signalled for Ander Herrera to get ready.

Faria has been at Jose Mourinho's side throughout his career but wants a break from the game.

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Marcos Rojo has not had a great game today, but he covers some ground to get back and put in a wonderfully time sliding challenge in the box.

Marcos Rojo
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Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rashford have a two-on-two situation, but can't find an opening for the second.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Ander Herrera comes on for Daley Blind.

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Watford are giving it a go but Michael Carrick is mopping up the trouble.

Michael Carrick
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SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Nathaniel Chalobah for Andre Gray.

YELLOW CARD

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

United fans standing up and applauding to "Stand up for Alex Ferguson".

Scott McTominay is booked for a shirt tug on Richarlison.

Man Utd 1-0 Watford
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Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Rashford picks out Sanchez, the Chilean shakes off the attention of Craig Cathcart and then tries to find Juan Mata at the back post but it is just too high.

Three on the trot for Shaw

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

Luke Shaw has now been involved in three games in a row.

It says much for how sparingly the full-back has been used by Jose Mourinho that the last time he played in three successive games was in October and November 2016.

Shaw is another whose Old Trafford future cannot be guaranteed.

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Paul Pogba warms up on the sidelines.

This half has been even shorter on entertainment - no shots on target from either side.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Change for the visitors, as Troy Deeney comes on for Gerard Deulofeu.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

It's not Carrick just yet.

Luke Shaw comes on for Ashley Young.

YELLOW CARD

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Ashley Young gets booked for tripping Daryl Janmaat and stops the Watford player in his tracks.

Free-kick to Watford which is taken by Roberto Pereyra, but United clear again.

Ashley Young
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Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Alexis Sanchez wins a corner. Daley Blind swings the ball in, it's headed clear by Andre Gray, who then falls to his feet looking dazed.

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

The ball falls for Michael Carrick and there are calls to "shooooooot" by the fans, but he can't quite get it from under his feet.

The United defence then almost hand Watford a way back into the game after a shoddy header by Marcos Rojo and some unconvincing defending by Eric Bailly.

KICK-OFF

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Back under way.

We should see Michael Carrick subbed off soon I think, wonder how long Jose will leave it.

Anything you can do

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

David de Gea collected Manchester United's player of the season award for the fourth time ahead of kick-off.

De Gea is not even on the bench today but his deputy Sergio Romero clearly wants to impress as well.

The Argentina keeper just touched that brilliantly round the post.

Romero is one of those United players whose future is not entirely certain.

If he has a good World Cup, a number of clubs may offer him more regular games than he can get at United with De Gea in his way.

Watford's problem

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

This is Watford's third season back in the top flight and the third campaign in which they have got more wins in the first half of the season than the second.

In that time, they have also had four managers and it would be no surprise if Javi Gracia left this summer.

The lack of continuity doesn't seem to bother them, but a slow start next term and they might be in trouble.

HALF-TIME

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Man Utd 1-0 Watford
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GREAT SAVE!

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Sergio Romero does his best David de Gea impression, as he gets down to his left to make a wonderful one-handed diving save to deny Richarlison's header from point-blank range.

Romero then saves Gerard Deulofeu's shot.

Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Michael Carrick is pulling the strings for United now. How they will miss his vision, but what an asset to have in the coaching staff.

Juan Mata has a corner, but Watford clear again.

GOAL - Man Utd 1-0 Watford

Rashford

That goal was all about Michael Carrick's pass.

He lofts it over the defence to Juan Mata, the Spaniard squares to Marcus Rashford and it's an easy tap-in for the striker.

Marcus Rashford
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Watford fans remember Ashley Young

Man Utd 0-0 Watford

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

It's not the greatest game but the Watford fans are making plenty of noise at Old Trafford.

This includes the booing of their former player Ashley Young. He left them in 2007.

Man Utd 0-0 Watford

Marcus Rashford fires in a good ball to Alexis Sanchez in the box and Watford have to hack clear - corner to United.

The young striker takes it, the ball eventually falling to Marcos Rojo, who ambitiously tries to volley at goal, but it is a scrappy effort.

Man Utd 0-0 Watford
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Man Utd 0-0 Watford

Jose Mourinho, sporting a grey cardigan, is just wandering about his dugout, looking nonchalantly at the crowd and the pitch, the look of a man without a care in the world.

It will be very different at Wembley next week.

United get a corner, Ashley Young swings it in and Heurelho Gomes collects.

Man Utd 0-0 Watford

This match is soporific.

In a brief moment of action, Richarlison make a darting run and wins a corner.

But Holebas can barely beat the first man.

On we go.

Andreas Pereira is here

Man Utd 0-0 Watford

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

Andreas Pereira arrived just as the game was starting.

The Brazilian is in the process of completing a second season on loan in Spain, this one with Valencia, who have already qualified for next year's Champions League.

He still has a year left on the contract he signed at the beginning of the campaign.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 0-0 Watford

Christian Kabasele can't continue and he is replaced by Adrian Mariappa.

Man Utd 0-0 Watford

Christian Kabasele is down injured at the Watford end after being helped into the advertising hoardings by Sanchez.

Watford are briefly down to 10 men, before the Belgium eventually hobbles back on.

Man Utd 0-0 Watford
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Man Utd 0-0 Watford

This was a nice moment.

carrick
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Man Utd 0-0 Watford

Juan Mata finds Alexis Sanchez at the far post, the Chile forward winds up to volley home, but messes it up completely.

Man Utd 0-0 Watford

Very casual play by United but they somehow earn a corner after some persistent work by Matteo Darmian.

Daley Blind swings it in, it falls to Juan Mata who passes to Marcus Rashford but the youngster smashes it over.

Golden De Gea

David de Gea is not in the squad today, but before the game he collected his Golden Glove award for keeping 18 clean sheets in the league this season.

de gea
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YELLOW CARD

Man Utd 0-0 Watford

Marcos Rojo gets the game's first yellow as he lunges into Richarlison.

Sergio Romero, who has already dropped a cross this afternoon, sorts out his wall as Richarlison lines up a free-kick, which he blasts into the stand.

Man Utd 0-0 Watford

It seems to be Marcus Rashford up front, with Juan Mata on the right and Alexis Sanchez on the left.

Corner to Watford but it is cleared by Rashford. The visitors have had the better of the early exchanges.

Marcus Rashford
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Farewell Old Trafford

Man Utd v Watford (15:00BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

There are a few goodbyes at Old Trafford today.

Jose Mourinho's assistant Rui Faria for a start.

His exit was confirmed last night, so it is the last time he will sit in the home dug-out.

Also, United's long-serving director of communications Phil Townsend, who is leaving this summer to take up a similar role at Uefa.

Old Trafford
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KICK-OFF

Man Utd 0-0 Watford

Here we go...