Watford 2-4 Man United: Ashley Young Scores A Brace As Mourinho’s Red Devils Keep Up The Pressure On Man City
Ashley Young was Manchester United’s star for the second time in four days as the wing-back struck twice to help beat Watford 4-2 at Vicarage Road.
Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils were back to their goal scoring best with Young scoring two superb goals, while Antony Martial and Jesse Lingard chipped in with a goal each.
Fresh from seeing his effort deflect in off Lewis Dunk to beat Brighton 1-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday, Young stunned the Watford crowd with a sweetly-struck volley which beat Heurelho Gomes at his near post after 19 minutes.
Young then added his second in seven minutes as he sent a curling free kick into the top right-hand corner of Gomes’ net, with the keeper beaten by the sheer spin and height on the ball.
United had a third after 32 minutes with Romelu Lukaku teeing up Anthony Martial for a simple finish.
Romelu Lukaku continued his miserable form and wasted two presentable chances before Troy Deeney gave Watford hope of a fightback with a penalty 13 minutes from time, and Abdoulaye Doucoure’s effort soon after set up a grandstand finale.
But in pressing for another, Watford ended up conceding as Jesse Lingard ran 70 yards on the break before coolly finishing to wrap up the points.