Watford 1-2 Manchester United: Key talking points from the match

Marcus Rashford was sent off against Burnley last month

Marcus Rashford was sent off against Burnley last month

Red Devils score in 35′, 38′. The reply came from Andre Gray.

The Portuguese was quick to leap to his own defence when questioned on the subject in the press conference ahead of United's Premier League game against Watford on Sunday, relying on statistics to prove his point.

Ashley Young came in against his former club but Mourinho confirmed Shaw will start in the Champions League against Young Boys on Wednesday.

Watford's own run is over but they remain in the top four despite a first home loss since April.

Mourinho also joked about falling over a barrier last Saturday at Wembley, where he watched England's defeat by Spain.

Pogba has, though, previously said that he would be fined if he opened up about his happiness, while over the global break he said "who knows what will happen in the next few months?". "On the season 16-17 Marcus Rashford played 32 Premier League matches, 11 Europa League matches, including the final, three FA Cup matches, six League Cup matches including the final and the Community Shield".

Were it not for him, Watford would have been 1-0 up within the first 20 minutes.

Having seen Fellaini propel United towards victory with two crucial interventions in the first half, few could argue with Mourinho's decision to start the hulking Belgian midfielder. Made an impact at both ends of the pitch. Subs: Femenia 6, Masina n/a, Success n/a.

Only a fantastic stoppage-time save from David De Gea preserved United's second consecutive away win after first-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling put them in cruise control. Subs: Martial 6, McTominay n/a. In a campaign which looks like it could be long and laborious for United, he is someone they can rely on to do the necessary graft.

38' - GOAL! Watford 0-2 Man United.

Marouane Fellaini then brought down a corner at the far side of the area before flicking it toward Smalling, who controlled it with his chest and volleyed home from close range.

The visitors should have been out of sight before half time but Pogba cushioned his back-post volley straight at Foster.

United were risky on counter-attacks though as Gracia's men left themselves exposed at the back while in an all out attack. Matic receives his second yellow for barging into Hughes on the right.

"[Christian] Kabasele rose above everyone, good header, last minute of the game, fantastic save".

Lukaku scored his 105th Premier League to pass Didier Drogba's tally but it was the Belgian's work-rate that Mourinho said typified his team's spirit.

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