Old boy Young downs Watford to lift Man Utd

  • Old boy Young downs Watford to lift Man Utd

Old boy Young downs Watford to lift Man Utd

Jose Mourinho was a relieved man as Jesse Lingard put Manchester United out of sight with the side's final goal in a dramatic 4-2 victory over Watford.

Watford have lost 12 of their last 13 games against Manchester United in all competitions, winning the other in the Premier League in this exact fixture last season (3-1).

The Red Devils were condemned to their third defeat in a week in September 2016 as late goals from Juan Zuniga and Troy Deeney gave the Hornets a 3-1 win. Their last two games against West Ham and Newcastle have been their brightest defensive games of the season, against two offensively lackluster teams.

Lukaku scored seven goals in his first seven Premier League games for Manchester United, converting 23% of his shots. 32-year-old Ashley Young has been the club's first choice left back in recent weeks, with Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind seemingly not fancied by the Portuguese, and likely to be allowed to leave the club in the near future.

Marco Silva's Watford hit the bar through Richarlison, but never looked like recording a second successive home win over the Red Devils.

The England worldwide celebrated with vigour in front of the home fans who had given him a warm reception before kick-off and he was soon getting their backs up once more.

Martial scored in the 32nd minute but was withdrawn for Marcus Rashford after 65
Martial scored in the 32nd minute but was withdrawn for Marcus Rashford after 65

And it was the former Watford man's second strike which caused Jose Mourinho to wonder just what the fucking hell fire was going on.

Doucoure was booked for fouling Paul Pogba and Young clinically dispatched a 25-yard free-kick with unerring accuracy.

Watford fashioned their first real chance in first-half stoppage time after Femenia motored across the pitch and crossed from the left, with Richarlison's header clipping the crossbar.

Lukaku wasted a fine opportunity to add a fourth with 15 minutes remaining as he dawdled when picked out free in front of goal and eventually saw a shot blocked from an acute angle.

Six minutes later, Young struck again.

Both teams went close just before half-time.