Manchester United 3-0 Watford: Fernandes scores first goal as Utd go fifth
Bruno Fernandes’ Manchester United target place into a comfortable home win from Watford and into fifth in the Premier League.
A 47m January signing from Sporting Lisbon, fernandes, transformed a penalty once he was taken out by Watford keeper Ben Foster.
The goal ended a 236-minute wait when they’d failed to score from Wolves and Burnley.
Anthony Martial played with an Superb second following the Troy Deeney of Watford had a goal ruled out by VAR for handball from the build-up. Mason Greenwood, 18, lashed home his 11th of the year 15 minutes to complete United’s scoring.
After beating against Chelsea it was the third time this season that United had won consecutive Premier League games.
Watford remain second from bottom, while Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have moved into the top ten.
Fernandes’ Old Trafford coming has provided an injection of excitement on and off the pitch.
The United lovers sing”Bruno, Bruno” at the way that they used to chant Wayne Rooney’s title. His directness is certainly responded with by them, and it was from one burst which Foster down him for the objective.
Given the complex jump as he raced up to take the kick of the midfielder, he had to score – and that he did, with Foster diving the incorrect way.
Martial seems to have reacted to Fernandes’ arrival.
The Frenchman goal means he’s found the internet in three consecutive games for the first time since September 2017.
The style of it was fantastic – original nudging Christian Kabasele aside, then brightly finding space with a fantastic bit of skill keeping his composure into a vacant net following the ball had been returned by Foster rescue .
Greenwood has taken a back seat in recent weeks following all the attention he was given from the first portion of the year, however he also made his mark by smashing a shot into the roof of Watford’s net to finish any lingering hopes of a Watford comeback.
Watford’s dumb group of fans can’t have travelled north with much confidence.
Their side have never won at Old Trafford, and have now lost nine in a row as their final draw in 1995.
They did have opportunities. Deeney took to try to gain from a ridiculous in the home defence, and Luke Shaw snuffed outside the opportunity. Abdoulaye Doucoure also forced a decent save out of David de Gea as soon as the game was still goalless.
There was also the mandatory chant against VAR – facing watching referee’s chief Mike Riley – following Deeney’s’equaliser’ was ruled out, although the handball decision granted against guardian Craig Dawson as he met the corner that preceded the goal was automatic under the present regulations.
After an encouraging start beneath Nigel Pearson, that became their manager of the year on 6 December, Watford have now collected a single point .
They need to play Manchester and Leicester City, who have already beaten 8-0 this season to them, in a tricky run-in that starts against Liverpool at Vicarage Road on 29 February.
Before the match, there has been an impeccably observed minute’s silence for former United keeper Harry Gregg, who died 16 February, aged 87.
Besides a the silence, a banner has been pulled across the Stretford End, proclaiming Gregg’s name using an image of the guy who will forever be remembered for pulling survivors out of the wreckage after the Munich air crash in 1958, in which eight of his team-mates were killed.
Sir Bobby Charlton, who saw the game of today from the directors’ box, is the only player with that day living.
When they amuse Club Brugge at the next leg of the Europa League tie that is last-32 , now level at 1-1 manchester United’s next game is on Thursday. They then visit Everton next Sunday, 1 March, in the Premier League (14:00 GMT).
Watford’s next game is at home to Premier League leaders Liverpool on Saturday, 29 February (17:30 GMT).