Watford 4-1 Manchester United
Buts : King (28e), Sarr (44e), Pedro (90e+2) and Dennis (90e+6) for the Hornets // Van de Beek (50e) for the Red Devils
Expulsion : Maguire (69e)
The water is wet, the fire is burning and Manchester United is disappointing.
A penalty conceded, a red card scooped, a decisive Cristiano Ronaldo, a team led throughout the meeting which is struggling to pick up the score … Manchester United has a new tasteless performance, almost identical to the copies made since the start of the season. Completely jostled from the start of the match, the Red Devils can thank David de Gea for not having been led from the first minutes with two saves on the clock and a penalty saved (11e) after a quarter of an hour of play. In the end, the punishment was inevitable. Joshua King first (1-0, 28e), and Ismaila Sarr then (2-0, 44e) logically allowed Ranieri’s men to return to the locker room with the wind at their back.
The revolt of the Mancuniens did not take long with Van de Beek, who had just entered the game, coming to reduce the score (2-1, 50e). Five minutes of reaction, and then that’s it. Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes and company did not show anything afterwards. The players of Watford, perfectly lucid, then took advantage of the huge spaces left by the men of Ole Gunnar Solskjær (reduced to ten, after a bad gesture by Harry Maguire in the 69e) to paste a third (Pedro, 3-1, 90e+2) and a fourth goal (Dennis, 4-1, (90e+6) now seventh in the Premier League.
New circus act, for the hosts of the Theater of Dreams.
Watford (4-1-4-1) : Foster – Kiko, Cathcart, Nkoulou (Troost-Ekong, 63e), Masina – Sissoko – Sarr (Cucho, 68e), Louza (Pedro, 77e), Cleverley, Dennis – King. Coach: Claudio Ranieri.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1) : De Gea – Shaw (Dalot, 85e), Lindelöf, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka – Matić, McTominay (Van de Beek, 46e), – Rashford (Martial, 46e), Fernandes, Sancho (Lingard, 90e) – Ronaldo. Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
Premier League results and standings 2020-2021