Manchester United looked pretty solid in their 2-1 win away from home as they ended Watford’s dream Premier League start at Vicarage Road. Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling found themselves on the scoresheet and by the looks of it Manchester United’s troubles seem like a thing of the past. Watford started the Premier League impressively, winning all four of their opening games but their dream run has come to an end and faith has been restored at Manchester United.
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Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for the Red Devils in the 35th minute when he found himself at the right place and the right time to convert Ashley Young’s cross. Lukaku has been in red-hot form scoring a brace against Iceland days before returning to the Premier League. Just Four minutes later Chris Smalling Volleyed Marouane Fellaini’s knockdown from close range to double United’s Lead.
Manchester United went into the break comfortably in-front, but Jose Mourinho’s men knew that they couldn’t take an in-form Watford team lightly, especially at Vicarage Road. Watford pushed the visitors in the Second Half, and their efforts bore fruit in the 65th Minute when Andre Gray beat David De Gea with an excellent top corner strike assisted by Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Manchester United Midfielder Nemanja Matic was shown a yellow card in the 70th minute for a challenge on Watford Forward Troy Deeney. Matic Picked up a second Yellow in stoppage time for a reckless challenge on Will Hughes as United played the last couple of minutes with ten men. David De Gea pulled another excellent save from the top drawer as United’s trusted custodian saved United yet again.
Jose Mourinho will be hoping to take this positive result into United’s first Champions League game against Swiss Club BSC Young Boys on Wednesday.
Manchester United: 19th September vs BSC Young Boys (Away)
Watford: 22nd September vs Wolves (Home)