Manchester United still managed to get all three points despite having series of injuries to first team players before the game and during the game. Here are things learnt from the game.
- BRIDGED MAN UTD DEFENCE AT LAST:
Manchester United before this game had gone 555 minutes without conceding a goal; they were 5 minutes from continuing that record till Rojo gave away a penalty for a foul on Ighalo; Deeney converted the resultant penalty to bridge United’s defence for the first time since Arsenal blew the Red Devil’s away.
- UNITED SHOWING SIGNS OF CHAMPIONS AT LAST:
Louis Van Gaal’s side are starting to look like Champions in the making; without Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial, Michael Carrick who were all injured before the game while Ander Herrera and Phil Jones picked up injuries during the game, yet the Red Devils held their own. Despite Watford being gifted a penalty; United re-took the lead with minutes left to play, winding back the clock to Sir Alex Ferguson’s time were United had a knack of scoring late into games.
- UNITED ENDED WATFORD’S HOME RECORD:
Before Memphis Depay’s goal at Vicarage Road against Watford the Hornets haven’t conceded a goal in the first half at Vicarage road since January 2015. United have ended that run today.
- SHALLOW SQUAD:
The Red Devil’s squad is increasingly becoming shallower. Injuries to Rooney and Martial showed United’s lack in depth attacking wise, with injury to Jones and Herrera adding to the already growing list of injured players; it is left to see how the team would line up in the midweek Champions league against PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford.