Manchester United Survive Second Half Scare

Watford v Manchester United Review

Pre-Match Analysis– Manchester United proved that they can grind out results with their one nil win over Brighton. Every player plays their role including their substitutes. Rashford starting on the bench is symptomatic of the depth that Manchester United have. They faced a danger game against eighth placed Watford.

First Half Analysis– Mourinho started Young in a more attacking position. It paid dividends with Young scoring an exquisite goal in the nineteenth minute. That was followed shortly after where he managed to shoot a sublime free kick that went into the back of the net in the twenty-fifth minute to give himself a well-deserved brace that put Manchester United two nil up. Martial then made it three nil with a third goal for Manchester United scored from outside the eighteen-yard box in the thirty-second minute. Gomes made an inspirational double save shortly before Half Time. What followed was a header from Richarlison that hit the bar.

Half Time Analysis– The score was a comfortable three nil in favour of Manchester United. They looked comfortable in the First Half. Watford would need a miracle to get anything out of the match.

Second Half Analysis– Rojo conceded a penalty that Deeney finished off in the seventy-seventh minute. Doucoure managed to give Watford hope with a goal in the eighty fourth minute to incredibly bring the deficit to one goal. Unfortunately for Watford Lingard managed an incredible solo effort that was rewarded with a goal in the eighty-sixth minute, a couple of moments before he was taken off. That all but sealed a victory that should have been more comprehensive than it was.

Full Time Analysis– Watford added some respectability to the score board with two goals in the Second Half. Manchester United did manage to win the game four goals to two, however, they have plenty to work on defensively. Despite having some issues to address Manchester United sit in second place on the Premier League ladder just five points behind Manchester City. Granted City do have a game in hand, but Manchester United remain within striking distance with twenty-four games remaining in the Season.


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