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Watford's Almen Abdi relishing Manchester United match

Watford midfielder Almen Abdi reveals that he cannot wait to take on Manchester United in his side's Premier League clash at Vicarage Road.

Watford midfielder Almen Abdi has admitted that he is relishing the challenge of facing Manchester United.

The 29-year-old joined the Hornets in 2012 before making his move permanent one season later while the club were in the Championship.

Abdi has said that preparing to face Louis van Gaal's men is a timely reminder of all the hard work put in by the club to secure their place in the top flight, and he and his teammates are determined to take advantage of their opportunity.

"We were looking forward to this kind of game last year, especially between November and February when it was really cold on a Tuesday night," Abdi told the club's official website.

"Now on a Tuesday night, we are at home watching the Champions League and looking forward to these big games on the weekend, and this is a result of the work of the last three years.

"Of course, they have more quality in the final third than most teams, but we also have lots of quality too."

The Hornets play United at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

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Friday's key events

· Great Britain's women aim to secure their place on the podium as they face India in the bronze medal match (2.30am)
· Netherlands - silver medallists five years ago - and Argentina battle for the gold medal in the women's final (11am)

· The women's gold medal will be decided as Australia and USA go head to head (3.30am)

· Lauren Price will be looking to add to Team GB's success in the ring when she takes on Nouchka Fontijn of Netherlands in the women's middleweight semi-final (6am)

· Tom Daley already has one Olympic gold to his name in Tokyo, and he begins his bid for second in the men's 10m platform. Teammate Noah Williams is also involved in the preliminary round (7am)

· Jason Kenny's reign as sprint king may be over, but Jack Carlin looked strong in his bid to succeed his compatriot. He takes on Harrie Lavreysen in his sprint semi-final (8.10am), with the final taking place later in the day (10.35am)
· The women's madison makes its Olympic debut at the velodrome as Team GB duo Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny look to add another medal to their collections (9.15am)

· Hosts Japan will look to get themselves on the podium as they face Mexico in the men's bronze medal match (10am)
· The women's champions will be crowned as both Sweden and Canada aim to win Olympic gold for the very first time (1pm)

· The men's 5000m final includes Great Britain's Andrew Butchart, but most eyes will be on Ugandan world record holder Joshua Cheptegei (1pm)
· Team GB's Jodie Williams will hope to get on the podium in the women's 400m final, but defending champ Shaunae Miller-Uibo is favourite for gold while Stephenie Ann McPherson should challenge and Allyson Felix is bidding to become the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time (1.35pm)
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