Manchester United suffered their third defeat in a week as late goals from Juan Zuniga and Troy Deeney gave Watford a deserved Premier League win.
Manchester United’s Watford a total mess as they were trashed by host
For Manchester United and José Mourinho, a trip to Vicarage Road brought no respite as Watford inflicted a third successive defeat that spelt out the size of the task ahead for their Portuguese manager. So much for all that early season optimism, as Watford, courtesy of goals from Etienne Capoue, Juan Camilo Zúñiga and Troy Deeney, recorded their first victory over United since 1986.
Watford 3-1 Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened
Watford thoroughly deserved their first victory over Manchester United for 30 years, sealed by late goals from Juan Zuniga and Troy Deeney
Marcus Rashford, on his first Premier League start of the season, had equalised for United shortly after the hour mark and there was a moment when it looked as though the visitors would go on to win the game. Yet Watford played with courage and belief throughout and Zúñiga made a stunning impact from the substitutes’ bench when the Colombian scored only 53 seconds after replacing Capoue.
There were only seven minutes remaining, but Watford were not finished.
With United looking increasingly dishevelled and ragged – Wayne Rooney spent most the match complaining and was finally booked in injury-time – Zúñiga cut inside Marouane Fellaini and was brought down in the area. Deeney stepped forward and thumped his penalty beyond David de Gea. United were done. More