But the former England, Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Fulham boss faces a big task ahead.
Watford remain 19th in the table, having won just five league games this season.
They’re four points adrift of safety with only Norwich City sitting below them in the Premier League table.
And Hodgson, speaking ahead of this afternoon’s contest, has insisted their win over United earlier in the season will have no bearing on what’s to unfold.
“None at all,” he replied when asked how much of a boost his players will get from the win over United earlier this season.
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