Premier League match report: Manchester United 2-0 Watford

Posted February 12, 2017

"Jose is a manager for whom to win is the most important thing".

MANCHESTER UNITED: De Gea 6, Valencia 7, Bailly 6, Smalling 6, Blind 4, Herrera 5, Pogba 5, Mata 8, Mkhitaryan 7, Martial 8, Ibrahimovic 6.

Martial dismissed such talk at the start of a week, and ended the week with an eye-catching return to the starting line-up, setting up Juan Mata's opener before wrapping up a 2-0 triumph over the Hornets with a smart 60th-minute goal.

The Red Devils are up to fifth in the Premier League table thanks to the win, which extended their unbeaten run in the top flight to 16 games. We didn't kill with 3-0, we killed tactically and we closed the game because Watford is a good team with good players, very physical.

"We prefer to bring two, three or four good players who fit in the idea of the way we are trying to play and improve our squad".

And now if the player's remarks are to be trusted, Mourinho indeed made an attempt to sign the player last Summer after moving to Manchester United from his former club Chelsea.

"He's playing with his brain, he's recovering lots of balls", Mourinho said about Pogba's performance. "We are not going to play this game, we are stable, so we think our market in the summer will be soft, (it) will be natural".

Premier League match report: Manchester United 2-0 Watford

"I think I've guided before that we want to get to a more steady state and be buying and potentially selling a lower number of players each year".

Indeed, the former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder is industrious, creative and a serial victor - all traits "The Special One" loves in his players - and his stats this season are impressive... We are going in the right direction.

The late Graham Taylor was also remembered by Sir Alex Ferguson in the programme for a game that Watford began adventurously.

"I'm totally convinced he is going to stay", Mourinho said at Manchester United's pre-match press conference before this weekend's clash with Watford.

The first half, which concluded with a 1-0 scoreline, saw United have 14 shots on Watford's goal, and Mourinho suggested it was his presence that prevented his team getting more praise.

That was unlike United's 20-goal leading scorer but this performance was very like the displays now expected from Mourinho's side. But I love Spain still and would love to play again back at home'.

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