Who Was Man Of The Match? Joshua King
Manchester United got defeated 4-1 by Watford on Saturday, putting pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the team’s fourth defeat in five Premier League games.
If there are any remaining doubts about Solskjaer’s future at United, they will be increased by this setback against a Watford side that had not won at home since the season began.
McTominay’s reckless foul on King gave Watford an early penalty, but Femenia’s rebound goal from Ismaila Sarr’s saved spot-kick was wiped out for encroachment, and Sarr was stopped again by David de Gea from the retake.
On 28 minutes, King tucked in a well-deserved goal after a quick piece of play from striker Emmanuel Dennis for Watford, who had controlled for much of the first half. United’s problems grew much worse as Sarr’s deflected goal doubled the hosts’ advantage shortly before halftime.
King is our Man of the Match.
After a great link-up with striker Cristiano Ronaldo, midfielder Van de Beek came off the bench at halftime and put his team back in the game, nodding the ball into an empty net.
Things became even worse for United when captain Maguire was sent out after collecting a second yellow card for a late tackle on rival midfielder Tom Cleverley on 69 minutes.
Goals from Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis in injury time added to the visitors’ anguish as they sank without a trace, in a humiliation arguably worse than previous defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City, and one that might spell the end for Solskjaer’s tenure at Old Trafford.
Let’s check out King’s MOTM worthy stats:
Minutes played: 90
Pass accuracy %: 52
Goal contribution: 1 Goal
Shots (on target): 6(2)
Key Passes: 1
Aerial duels won: 6