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Watford 1-2 Manchester United: Schweinsteiger wins it with dramatic goal

by Sam Peoples

Late goal saves the day. I love a late goal, everyone loves a late goal – especially when it is Bastian Schweinsteiger‘s first goal (potentially own goal) for Manchester United.

Much better looking football from Manchester United in parts. With so many injuries, fans were expecting Man United to be pretty cumbersome in attack but our performance against Watford, at times, was some of the best football we’ve played in a while.

More so in the first half than the second, where Watford were on the front foot, United looked pretty decent in attack. It was the movement of Jesse Lingard which made the difference for me but until Watford took control of the game, we looked really quite good going forward.

New look Memphis Depay. It’s amazing how much difference a goal can make to a player. Memphis brilliantly took his goal with a volley in the first-half and he looked like a different player thereafter.

Dribbling at players with more confidence than he has shown in quite a long time, Memphis looked markedly changed and much more like the player who we expected to see after his time at PSV Eindhoven.

There’s still plenty to improve on but that’s much better Memphis, well done.

Injury to Ander HerreraWe’re really stacking up the injuries right now and seeing Herrera pull up with what looked like a hamstring injury was horrible to see.

He cannot catch a break at United can he? If he’s not being kept out of the team by injuries.

Fingers crossed his injury isn’t serious and we’ll see him back in action soon but with these sorts of injuries.

Give David de Gea whatever he wants. What a player. His saves today were, on the whole, pretty straightforward but his reflex save down to his right in the second half was phenomenal.

Already this season, De Gea has earned us lots of points and he is still by far and away one of our best players.

We’re top of the league. Back where we belong…until Manchester City or Arsenal win later. But, get in. Great result in the context of the game.

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