Manchester United climbed to the top of the Premier League table, albeit until Jamie Vardy did what he does best for Leicester, by winning against Watford late on. The away team were without the services of Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial but started the game brightly thanks to a great volleyed goal from Memphis Depay in the opening ten minutes.
Troy Deeney got Watford back on track with a penalty late in the second half but the Watford player scored once again but at the wrong end as he gifted Manchester United a 2-1 win. While United again didn’t play the most attractive football, they did get the job done, once again. Louis van Gaal might not be the most popular coach for United fans but he could lead them to an unlikely title victory if they keep playing like this.
Watford were pretty good and deserved something from the game but will hope for better results in their next showing. With United looking ahead to a crucial Champions League fixture soon, we provide the five talking points from the game.
Depay shows his class
Louis van Gaal had dropped the big money signing from Holland due to a number of lacklustre performances but he was brought back into the team after the unavailability of Rooney and Martial and he got the ball rolling for Manchester United by scoring the first goal. Depay was played as the central striker in this game and although he wasn’t the most dangerous player during the game, he did get the job done.